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
We can’t possibly stay here, I said; and as I spoke the firing reopened for a moment upon the common.
It did so indeed, and much sooner than she had expected