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

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338 At the Back of the North Wind
" It would be better to go to the back of the north wind," said Diamond, dreamily, not intending to say it aloud.
"So it would," answered his father. "But how are we to get there, Diamond?"
" We must wrait till we're taken," returned Diamond.
Before his fa­ther could speak again, a knock came to the door, and in walked Mr. Raymond with a smile on his face. Joseph got up and re­ceived him re­spectfully, but not very cordial­ly. Martha set a chair for him, but he would not sit down.
" You are not very glad to see me," he said to
Joseph. " You don't want to part with the old horse."
" Indeed, sir, you are mistaken there. What with anxiety about him, and bad luck, I've wished I were rid of him a thousand times. It was only to be for three months, and here it's eight or nine."
"I'm sorry to hear such a statement," said Mr. Ray mond. " Hasn't he been of service to you?"
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