I and my wife stood amazed. Then I realised that the crest of Maybury Hill must be within range of the Martians’ Heat-Ray now that the college was cleared out of the way.
By the light of the now brilliant moons I saw that he was but a shadow of his former self, and as he turned from my caress and commenced greedily.
At first I regarded little but the road before me, and then abruptly my attention was arrested by something that was moving rapidly.
And as the day advanced and the engine drivers and stokers refused to return to London
At that I gripped my wife’s arm, and without ceremony ran her out into the road.
The nearer moon, hurtling suddenly above the horizon and lighting up the Barsoomian scene, showed me that my preserver was Woola.
We can’t possibly stay here, I said; and as I spoke the firing reopened for a moment upon the common.
I and my wife stood amazed. Then I realised that the crest of Maybury Hill must be within range of the Martians
It did so indeed, and much sooner than she had expected. Granser babbled on unnoticed.