Hardcover binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. 244 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1976. ISBN: 0708901573. When Morewenna Tregarth's father is accidentally ridden down and killed by young Maxwell Thurlow the whole course of her life is changed. A half-wild penniless orphan, she is taken into the household of the wealthy Thurlow family to be educated and brought up as companion to Maxwell's half sister, Jessica. While she is never allowed to forget that she is a charity child, she is content enough until Maxwell returns from the East Indies with his beautiful delicate bride-to-be and her sinister Malay servant. Their arrival triggers off a series of events that bring Morwenna both love and tragedy.