Published in The Windsor Magazine, August 1925
Approx. 3,900 words
(First read 05/05/1992)
An Amy Bondham story. In this one our social-climbing heroine, "whose career was to collect round her all who were famous for intelligence, artistic ability, social distinction, or even birth," sets her sights on the prophet of the Next Big Thing*, by name Mr Vincent Fleet who happens to be spending Easter at Slepe House in the town of Tillingham. Foregoing her own usual Easter bash in Le Touquet, Mrs B takes herself off to Tillingham where she finally succeeds in bagging her man, or capturing her moth, to look at it another way. But is her moth the right moth? Highly recommended, to lovers of Mapp/Lucia and Benson's other Mapp-and-Lucia-y stuff. Available in Desirable Residences and Other Stories (1991).
* 'New Psychology': it doesn't matter what it is.