10-second review: Knight, sleeping in his bed with his wife, hears thieves invading his house. While the thieves listen outside his door, the knight tells his wife that everything he had accumulated he had stolen by means of a magic conjuration that enabled him to fly with the moonbeams and steal. The listening thief, attempts to follow the magic formula and fly with the moonbeams and crashes down out of the house to the ground where, with a broken leg, he is beaten severely by the knight and laments that he had been such a fool as to listen to the knight’s story about flying with moonbeams.
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World’s Literature. Ed. Roger B. Goodman.