Titre original : Summer School at the Shore of a Lake
Summer school is set at a lake, only an hour away from Edinburgh. Candy meets a mysterious shepherd boy Mark who claims he recognizes her from description by his brother. Candy seizes the opportunity when Mark's sheep wanders into the summer school garden to find its owner. Mark lives at the Grandchester summer house, but is not really Terry's brother. He is the servant's son and Terry took him under his wing. But Terry is moping in his room and does not want to be disturbed by anyone. Comparing the environment of the Scottish outdoors with Pony's Home, Candy ends up spending the rest of the day with Mark and his mother, even though the sheep has long wandered back to summer school. Sister Margaret is none too happy for Candy staying away for eight hours, but softens when Candy gives her a piece of Mark's self made cheese. In her room, Annie and Patricia tell her that Archibald and Alistear are staying in a nearby house that great-aunt Elroy rented and has Eliza and Neil staying with her. The boys plan to take the girls rowing the next day. Candy is barely interested and stares through Alistear's binoculars all night, spying on Terry's house and room. She discovers Eleanor Baker is visiting. As the Cornwell beaus row their girlfriends on the lake, Candy ventures back to Terry, coming across a weeping Eleanor Baker, while Terry is all laughter and cheers. Candy talks about having seen Eleanor Baker, but he tells her she imagined it. When he starts to shear the stubborn sheep though, he talks as if he wants to punish a mother who abandoned her son.