AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND
BY GEORGE MAC DONALD
Author of "Dealings with Fairies," "Ranald Bannerman," etc., etc.
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 the back of the north wind, as his mother very well knew.