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

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Ruby                                297
would be a grand thing to get a little more money. We do want it."
Diamond accompanied his father to Mr. Raymond's door, and there left him.
He was shown at once into Mr. Raymond's study, where he gazed with some won­der at the multi­tude of books on the walls, and thought what a learned man Mr. Raymond must be.
Presently Mr. Raymond en­tered, and after saying much the same about his old horse, made the following dis­tinct proposal— one not over-ad­vantageous to Diamond's father, but for which he had reasons-namely, that Joseph should have the use of Mr. Ray­mond's horse while he was away, on condition that he never worked him more than six hours a day, and fed him well, and that, besides, he should take Nanny home as soon as she was able to leave the hospital, and provide for her as for one of his own children—neither
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