The Moon Is Down Author:John Steinbeck "The flies have conquered the flypaper." — without warning, the nazis invaded the town. They seized the Mayor's home as their headquarters; they rationed the food; they publicly shot the first man who rebelled against their oppression. They were the conquerors. But the hatred was deep in the eyes of the people. Their cold, sullen silence fell lik... more »e black snow, chilling the soldiers and fillingthem with fear. And as the conquerors' nerves wore thin, they shot at black shadows in the night.