Memories of her dead father permeated every inch of Kittewake, the Swedish which Mona and her family returned every summer. But this summer Mona was not allowed time to wallow in pain and self pity. A Finnish family had arrived with children Mona's age and plans for trips to the seal Islands and extended cruises. Mona's initial resentment is forgotten when she becomes involved in the problems of a boy whom they rescue from a Einnar, an adopted boy who had run away, confides in Mona and expects loyalty in return. When his situation reaches a crisis, Mona turns to a man she had formerly and the two give Einnar the direction he needs. She so longer regards this man's affection for her mother with hatred and finds her bitterness . A somewhat overworked theme is provided with new wrappings in an interesting setting.