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War of the Worlds - Horsell Common and the Heat Ray (11:34)
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Next morning,
A crowd gathered on the Common,
Hypnotized by the unscrewing of the cylinder.
Two feet of shining screw projected when,
Suddenly,
The lid fell off!

Two luminous disc-like eyes
Appeared above the rim.
A huge,
Rounded bulk,
Larger than a bear,
Rose up slowly,
Glistening like wet leather.
Its lipless mouth quivered and slavered -
And snake-like tentacles writhed
As the clumsy body heaved
And pulsated.

A few young men
Crept closer to the pit.
A tall funnel rose,
Then an invisible ray of heat
Leapt from man to man
And there was a bright glare,
As each was instantly turned to fire.
Every tree and bush
Became a mass of flames
At the touch of this savage,
Unearthly Heat Ray.

People clawed their way off the Common,
And I ran too.
I felt I was being toyed with,
That when I was on the very verge of safety,
This mysterious death would leap
After me and strike me down.
At last I reached Maybury Hill
And in the dim coolness of my home
I wrote an account for my newspaper
Before I sank into a restless,
Haunted sleep.

I awoke to alien sounds
Of hammering from the pit,
And hurried to the railway station
To buy the paper.

Around me,
The daily routine of life -
Working,
Eating,
Sleeping -
Was continuing serenely
As it had for countless years.

On Horsell Common,
The Martians continued hammering
And stirring,
Sleepless,
Indefatigable,
At work upon the machines they were making.
Now and again a light,
Like the beam of a warship's searchlight,
Swept the Common -
And the Heat Ray
Was ready to follow.

In the afternoon,
A company of soldiers
Came through
And deployed along the edge of the Common,
To form a cordon.

That evening,
There was a violent crash
And I realized with horror
That my home was now within range
Of the Martian's Heat Ray.

At dawn,
A falling star
With a trail of green mist
Landed with a flash
Like summer lightning.

This was the second cylinder.

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