Collins, London, 1961, 192 pp, illus Richard Kennedy
Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1961, illus Richard Kennedy, jacket by A/D Associates
Bruce and Colin Irvine decide to rent a deserted croft in the Highlands, and make it payas a pony breeding centre. They work hard to restore the croft, and begin their breeding programme. Nearby is the croft of Ericht, which causes intakes of breath and dark looks whenever mentioned to the locals. Colin meets Morag, whose uncle owns Ericht, and gradually finds out that there is more than just a difficult nature to the uncle.