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At the Back of the North Wind

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Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 89,339 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.7
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 6,488
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A fantasy centered around a boy named Diamond and his adventures with the North Wind as they travel together through the night.

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big as the whole sky, don't be frightened. If you hear me raging ten times worse than Mrs. Bill, the blacksmith's wife--even if you see me looking in at people's windows like Mrs. Eve Dropper, the gardener's wife-- you must believe that I am doing my work. Nay, Diamond, if I change into a serpent or a tiger, you must not let go your hold of me, for my hand will never change in yours if you keep a good hold. If you keep a hold, you will know who I am all the time, even when you look at me and can't see me the least like the North Wind. I may look something very awful. Do you understand?"

"Quite well," said little Diamond.

"Come along, then," said North Wind, and disappeared behind the mountain of hay.

Diamond crept out of bed and followed her.

CHAPTER II

THE LAWN

WHEN Diamond got round the corner of the hay, for a moment he hesitated. The stair by which he would naturally have gone down to the door was at th

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2008.06.02
Eugene
*****

This was a first of many of George MacDonalds books that I have read. MacDonald captured me immediately and I was not able to put the book down untill it was completly read, no sleep. WOW!!!


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