Scotland again (see West Wind- 1950 p. 352, The Captain's House- 1953, p.151) as the author writes of Caro Meldrum who at 18 comes to Glasgow with her only possessions an old house in the slums and an interesting family history. Descended from tobacco merchants who lost their fortunes to another Glasgow family, the MacKinlay's, in the 18th century, Caro has inherited Carolina House and goes to live there as one of its tenants. There too is Pat Pringle a young newsman, who gets Caro a Job on the Glasgow Courant. Inadvertently he rouses her interest in Gavin MacKinlay, of the rival MacKinlays, who is running for a city office in which he will be in a position to buy Carolina House and use the space for new buildings. Then the plot thickens, for an old ship model has a mystery behind it- which when solved, points to a wrong in the MacKinlays' past as well. Historical differences repaired, Caro finds her true love in Pat. Bland.