Very light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. Book appears un-read. 171 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1974. ISBN: 0670724297. It is the year 1946 in the Russian sector of defeated Nazi Germany. A thirteen-year-old German girl is traveling alone on a transport, a train crowded with evacuees returning to their homes in Cologne. Cast out by her family, fiercely contemptuous of adults and authority, she has resolved not to go to the boarding school that awaits her in Cologne-to make her own way in the world instead. The war years have taught her to believe in nothing but her own resources, to depend on no one but herself, because everything else must ultimately fail. She is free, completely independent-and she intends to remain that way.