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.
And as the day advanced and the engine drivers and stokers refused to return to London
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Through two long weeks I wandered, stumbling through the nights guided only by the stars and hiding during the days behind some protruding rock or among the occasional hills I traversed.
At that I gripped my wife’s arm, and without ceremony ran her out into the road.
We can’t possibly stay here, I said; and as I spoke the firing reopened for a moment upon the common.
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