At first I regarded little but the road before me, and then abruptly my attention was arrested by something that was moving rapidly.
At that I gripped my wife’s arm, and without ceremony ran her out into the road.
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.