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

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The Lawn                         27
turn his back to the wind: he did so only because he thought Lady North Wind had said something like telling him to do so. If she had said to him that he must hold his face to it, Diamond would have held his face to it. But the most foolish thing is to fight for no
good, and to please nobody. Well, it was just as if the wind was push­ing Diamond along. If he turned round, it grew very sharp on his legs es­pecially, and so he thought the wind might real­ly be Lady North Wind, though he could not see her, and he had better let her blow him wherever she
pleased. So she blew and blew, and he went and went, until he found himself standing at a door in a wall, which door led from the yard into a little belt of shrubbery, flanking Mr. Coleman's house. Mr. Coleman was his father's master, and the owner of Diamond. He opened the door, and went through the shrubbery, and out into the middle of the lawn,
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