Christopher von Schmid. This story takes place in Germany during the era of the castles. Mary and her good father James live in a small cottage near the castle. James is a gardener while Mary works for the Countess in the castle. Mary’s father is diligent in teaching her the ways of the Lord. Mary is wrongly accused of stealing her mistress’ ring, and she with her father are banished to a strange country. 167 pages; paper; CMCO Publications.