George MacDonald was a 19th century Scottish writer, poet and
minister. He is best known for his fairy tales and fantasies. His
most popular works are Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At
the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith. Adela Cathcart was
published in 1864. The story begins, "It was the afternoon of
Christmas Eve, sinking towards the night. All day long the wintry
light had been diluted with fog, and now the vanguard of the
darkness coming to aid the mist, the dying day was well nigh
smothered between them. When I looked through the window, it was
into a vague and dim solidification of space, a mysterious region
in which awful things might be going on, and out of which anything
might come; but out of which nothing came in the meantime, except
small sparkles of snow, or rather ice, which as we swept rapidly
onwards, and the darkness deepened, struck faster and faster
against the weather-windows. For we, that is, myself and a
fellow-passenger, of whom I knew nothing yet but the waistcoat and
neckcloth, having caught a glimpse of them as he searched for an
obstinate railway-ticket, were in a railway-carriage, darting
along, at an all but frightful rate, northwards from London."
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