Does anyone recognise this ?

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at
Fri Mar 5 05:48:14 EST 2004


>I'm wondering if this rings any bells with anyone. I've had this query
>passed on to me but I don't really recognise it.
>"I keep trying to remember the name of a book I read some time ago,
>quite frankly it's driving me nuts. All I remember is that it involved
>sort of seaweed-covered pony (a kelpie?) that came out of a lake at
>and was tamed by a little girl who made it a bridle, possibly out of
>shells. She had to keep it a secret... although she possibly shared a
>room with other children, on a school trip to scotland? I'm sorry to
>so horribly vague, but it was a while ago."

It doesn't sound like Hendry's _Quest for a Kelpie_, as was suggested 
elsewhere.  That's set in the 18th century and the heroine has to 
ride the kelpie, not tame it.  Will you let us know if it turns out 
to be the Mayne book?


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