One evening in the fog and rain of an Irish glen there appears at Nora's cabin a wanderer in search of food and shelter. He is invited in, then startled to find the man of the house dead abed. His coming allows Nora to slip out and pass the word through the area. She is no sooner gone, than himself arises from the dead and asks for a nip. He resumes his "dead" position as Nora returns with the youth of the region, both of whom are later terrified when he again arises from his deathbed, and expels poor Nora from the house. The wanderer takes pity on her, walks out into the night with her and will hereafter serve as her shelter.
Published in Complete Plays of Synge