Drina's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester, gave her no encouragement in her desire to be a ballet dancer. Drina knew nothing about her parents. The ten year old girl loved her life at Selwick School in the English countryside for there she had ballet instruction. But the move to London, which she had dreaded, brought Drina the explanation of her grandmother's hostility toward dancing, for Elizabeth Ivory, prima ballerina, had been Drina's mother and was lost in a plane crash on route to a recital. For the younger and not too discerning ballet enthusiasts.