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A Children's Fantasy Book By George MacDonald - illustrated version.

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The Mines                        65
their heads, and were soon hard at work with their pickaxes and shovels and hammers. Father and son were at work near each other, but not in the same gang—the passages out of which
the ore was dug, they called gangs—for when the lode, or vein of ore, was small, one miner would have to dig away alone in a passage no bigger than gave him just room to work—some­times in uncomfortable cramped positions. If
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