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The return of the Moon Man

by E.L.Malpass

from British Short Stories of Today edited by Esmor Jones - Penguin Books,1987

pages 103-108

"A.D.2500.
That was the year they brought the Electric to Pen-y-Craig Farm"

This is the curious beginning of 'The return of the Moon Man' by E.L.Malpass. The short story is set in the future, in rural Wales and deeply Welsh are all the characters, included the narrator who tells the story from her quite privileged point of view. . The interest of the story lies on a very peculiar type of suspense that leads the reader towards the not-so-much unexpected ending. As this hypertext is intended to be used by students at a pre Intermediate level, it is complete with a Glossary containing the most difficult words.

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