Penguin Readers - Level 5 The War Of The Worlds by Kate Boehm Jerome, Bill Farnsworth, Frank Sofo

By Kate Boehm Jerome, Bill Farnsworth, Frank Sofo

In 1864, in the course of the Civil struggle, the C.S.S. Hunley grew to become the 1st submarine on the planet to sink an enemy send. The Hunley and its group mysteriously vanished. What occurred on that chilly iciness evening? After over a century, scientists eventually have a few of the solutions.

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At that time there was a strong feeling on the streets that the government should be blamed because they had not destroyed the Martians already At about eight o'clock the sound of tiring could be heard clearly ail over the south of London. My brother walked from Westminster to his r o o m near Regent's Park. He was now very w o r r i e d about me. T h e r e were o n e or t w o carts with refugees going along Oxford Street, but the news was spreading so slowly that R e g e n t Street and Portland Place were full of people taking their usual Sunday night walk.

You'll see, sir. ' And he began to describe the Heat-Ray. Half-way through his report the officer interrupted him and looked at me. ' he said. 'It's perfectly true,' I replied. 'Well,' he said. 'I suppose it's my business to see it too. ' He thanked me and they rode away. By Byfleet station we came out from the trees and found the c o u n t r y calm and peaceful in the m o r n i n g sunlight. It seemed like any other Sunday - except for the empty houses, and the other ones where people were packing.

Said the curate, standing up. 'I've no idea,' I answered. I looked again at the Martian, and saw that it was now moving east along the river bank. Every m o m e n t I expected a hidden gun to fire at it, but the evening calm was unbroken. T h e figure of the Martian grew smaller as it moved away, and soon it was hidden by the mist and the c o m i n g night. T h e curate and I climbed higher up the hill and looked around. Towards Sunbury there was something dark, like a hill, hiding our view of the country further away.

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