This volume is part of a series of novels, plays and stories intended for use at A Level. The complete, original text is accompanied by an introduction, activities for before, during and after study, as well as notes. Teenager Alan Strang, fought over by a religious mother and an atheist father, finds release in horses. But something drives him to blind the horses with a spike. While treating the boy, a psychiatrist discovers his own life is paradoxically in the witness box. This savage, passionate play pinpoints the modern human spiritual quest.