This exciting play by the former editor of The Best Short Plays series, depicts the progress of Western man and his prospects for the future. Edith represents the eternal mother, the protector and defender of the home, the family, and society. Andrew represents the civilized man of cultural accomplishments whose vision has become blurred through lack of faith in the intangibles of life. The bus, which runs over Andrew, demonstrates the power of Edith's vision over Andrew's. The story reaches a denouement with the death of Andrew, but the dilemma remains: Is it better to live aware of the games one plays in life, convinced that there is nothing beneath them; or is it better to accept the games as the only reality, deluding oneself with false hope?