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

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150 At the Back of the North Wind
that whiten the sheep
awake or asleep
that nibble and bite
and grow whiter than white
and merry and quiet
on the sweet diet
fed by the river
and tossed for ever
by the wind that tosses
the swallow that crosses
over the shallows
dipping his wings
to gather the water
and bake the cake
that the wind shall make
as hard as a bone
as dry as a stone
it's all in the wind
that blows from behind
and all in the river
that flows for ever
and all in the grasses
and the white daisies
and the merry sheep
awake or asleep
and the happy swallows
skimming the shallows
and it's all in the wind
that blows from behind
Here Diamond became aware that his mother had stopped reading.
" Why don't you go on, mother dear?" he asked.
" It's such nonsense!" said his mother. " I believe it would go on for ever."
" That's just what it did," said Diamond.
" What did?" she asked.
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