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

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"She is one of Diamond's friends," thought his father.
"I could be kind to her, you know," the mother went on, "and teach her housework, and how to handle a baby; and, besides, she would help me, and I should be the stronger for it, and able to do an odd bit of charing now and then, when I got the chance."
" I won't hear of that," said her husband. "Have the girl by all means. I'm a-shamed I did not think of both sides of the thing at once. I won­der if the horse is a great eater. To be sure, if I gave Diamond
two hours' additional rest, it would be all the better for the old bones of him, and there would be four hours extra out of the other horse. That would give Diamond something to do every day. He could drive old Dia­mond after dinner, and I could take the other horse out for six hours after tea, or in the morning, as I
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