by Margaret S Haycraft
Daphne Wardour, at the age of twenty-three, is left an orphan with six younger siblings to care for on a very limited income. Her one strength is her ability as an artist. She meets David Hamilton, proprietor of The Rudder, who helps her find contacts for her art. But can she, the daughter of a colonel, lower herself to illustrate trade circulars and billheads for a tea and coffee merchant?