The Martian Chronicles - August 1999: The Earth Men Summary & Analysis

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August 1999: The Earth Men Summary

The second expedition of Earth explorers arrives in Mars, where Captain Williams and his crew of three men find themselves at the door of Mr. and Mrs. Ttt. Williams is surprised to find Mrs. Ttt speaking English, only to discover she is communicating through telepathy. From the beginning of their conversation, Mrs. Ttt appears annoyed by their presence, rather than amazed by it as the explorers had expected. She is short with them, correcting their use of the name "Mars" by noting the true planet name, Tyrr. Finally, she slams the door in their faces. Bewildered, Williams knocks again. Mrs. Ttt, even more exasperated by their continued interruption, appears not to care they are from Earth. She angrily announces that the explorers probably want to speak with Mr. Ttt, and when the astronauts agree, she refuses, slamming...

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