Who lived in the mysterious-looking, eight-sided Victorian house Lorrie passed each day? Was it a witch as some people said? Strange and frightening as the old house looked, still it seemed to shy Lorrie a good place in which to hide away from the teasing and unfriendliness of the children in her new school. Inside she found some highly unusual occupants, and in one of the odd-shaped rooms she came upon an exact miniature of the large house, completely furnished. Within the smaller "octagon house" was a strange and fascinating secret that took Lorrie back in space and time to make some discoveries about the history of the house - and to gain some insights, too, about herself that would help her face and solve her own problems. A superb blend of fantasy and realism with warmly drawn characterizations, this is Andre Norton at her best.