AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND by GEORGE MAC DONALD
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AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND
BY GEORGE MAC DONALD
AUTHOR OF "DEALINGS WITH FAIRIES," "RANALD BANNERMAN," ETC., ETC.
GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS
NEW YORK: 416 BROOME STREET
I HAVE been asked to tell you about the back of the north wind.
An old Greek writer mentions a people who lived there, and were
so comfortable that they could not bear it any longer, and
drowned themselves. My story is not the same as his. I do not
think Herodotus had got the right account of the place. I am
going to tell you how it fared with a boy who went there.
He lived in a low room over a coach-house; and that was not
by any means at t . . .