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A Complete Illustrated children's fantasy book by George MacDonald.

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The Cathedral                      89
" Why did you leave me, dear North Wind?"
" Because I wanted you to walk alone," she answered
" But it is so much nicer here!" said Diamond.
"I daresay; but I couldn't hold a little coward to my heart. It would make me so cold!"
"But I wasn't brave of myself," said Diamond, whom my older readers wrill have already discovered to be a true child in this, that he was given to metaphysics. " It was the wind that blew in my face that made me brave. Wasn't it now, North Wind?"
" Yes: I know that. You had to be taught what courage was. And you couldn't know what it was without feeling it: therefore it was given you. But don't you feel as if you would try to be brave yourself next time?"
"Yes, I do. But trying is not much."
" Yes, it isa very great deal, for it is a beginning. And a beginning is the greatest thing of all. To try
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