THE KELPIE'S PEARLS by Mollie Hunter

THE KELPIE'S PEARLS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

If old Morag MacLeod hadn't given in and worn the string of pearls a kelpie gave her, greedy Alasdair the trapper would never have spread it about that she was a witch. Her second mistake is to let it out that the kelpie, a water spirit no modern man believes in, had alerted her to the Loch Ness monster's forthcoming appearance. When she's just as open about having called up the three-day storm that has everyone agape (though not a soul is hurt in it), it's the kelpie himself who must save her from the clamor, carrying her off to Tir-nan-Og, a land of heart's desire and eternal youth. A tingling tale of innocence preserved, first published here in 1966 and well worth resurrecting--to tell by the stove in Mollie Hunter's Highland lilt.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1976
Page count: 144pp
Publisher: Harper & Row