When a poacher catches a warlock in one of his traps, a fairy woman gives his son a secret which can be revealed when the warlock takes his revenge.
Maureen Mollie Hunter McIlwraith, more commonly known as Mollie Hunter (born 1922), is a Scottish writer. She was born and bred near Edinburgh in the small village of Longniddry. Her debut was The Smartest Man in Ireland in 1963. She writes fantasy for children, historical stories for young adults and realistic novels for adults. She won the Carnegie Medal in 1974 for The Stronghold. She also wrote the book A Stranger Came Ashore.