There is no particular distinction to this Irish story by the author of Kees. She follows an established pattern -- she manages to convey something of the spirit and atmosphere and customs of the country (this time Ireland) of which she writes. But, as in some of her other books, she confuses in her failure to place the children as to background. One starts out thinking that Sean and Sheela are peasant children; one discovers before the close that they belong to the gentry and place horses in the great Dublin horse show. Not up to some of her earlier books.