The usual fey and fantasy blend in this story of a little Irish girl, who believes that her mother was the queen of the fairies. Her father, by whom she is reared, had sinned in the woods one night with a lady of high degree, whom he was sure must have been a fairy queen. Mona is a strange child, insisting that she is a creature apart, dreaming and maundering for pages on end, refusing the love of the honest village lad. But she pays the penalty for her strangeness, she is driven forth when the villagers believe her responsible for the Northern Lights, she travels with the tinkers, she is sent to London and finds herself a misfit -- and at the close she accepts gratefully her role as a normal woman. Dunsany has his followers. This is their fare.