India, as Jean Bothwell writes of it, is a colorful medley of strange customs, interesting foods, and exceptional poverty. Here in the girls' school, the children of ""Charity Abide"" are concerned with the emptiness of the bell tower. Little Premi decides that a fair would raise money for the bells she would like to present to Missa. The fair is a success and the money assured. Again the rich intricate background of the author's other books which makes reading them horizon-widening, but this seems to lack the sustained story value of some of the previous titles.