At the Back of the North Wind (Tor Classics) by George Macdonald

By George Macdonald

Tor Classics are affordably-priced variations designed to draw the younger reader. unique dynamic hide artwork enthusiastically represents the thrill of every tale. applicable "reader pleasant" sort sizes were selected for every title--offering transparent, exact, and readable textual content. All variations are whole and unabridged, and have Introductions and Afterwords.

This variation of At the again of the North Wind contains a Foreword, Biographical word, and Afterword by means of Nancy Springer.

Listen can pay attention magic within the wind!

Diamond lives in a hayloft. yet that was once okay with him. He likes to snuggle as much as the horses at evening and hear them snore away. occasionally he also can pay attention the celebs twinkling within the sky.

One evening Diamond is visited through a gorgeous fairy with lengthy flowing hair. She calls herself North Wind, and he or she lives within the enchanged land a long way, far-off. better of all, she has come to take Diamond again with her--back to the land in the back of the North Wind.

Adored by means of thousands of younger readers on the grounds that its first book in 1871, George MacDonald's magical story maintains to delight.

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The riot of luxury trades in the United States will not end so long as the American woman remains a steady buyer of luxuries. The mobilization of women as workers is no more essential to the triumph of our cause, than the mobilization of women for thrift. The beginning and end of saving in America rests almost entirely in the hands of women. They are the buyers in the working class and in the professional class. Among the wealthy they set the standard of living. Practically every appeal for thrift has been addressed to the rich.

Undoubtedly economy among the rich is of value. I presume few would gainsay that it would have been well for America if the use of private automobiles had long since ceased, and the labor and plants used in their making turned to manufacturing much-needed trucks and ambulances. But while not inclined to belittle the work of any possible saving and self-sacrifice on the part of those of wealth, it seems to me that the most fruitful field for war economy lies among simple people. Thrift waits for democratization.

An inflow of nearly one thousand nurses each month keeps the reservoir ready to meet the drain. The Chapter work-rooms sprang up at a call in the night. No one can help admiring their well-ordered functioning. There may be criticism, grumbling, but the work-room is moving irresistibly, like a well-oiled machine. And women are the motive power from start to finish. The Chapters , with their five million members joined in three thousand units over the United States, are so many monuments to the ability of women for detail.

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