The Martian Chronicles - April 2003: The Musicians Summary & Analysis

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April 2003: The Musicians Summary

The young boys of Earth have found a new game on Mars. Hiking to the newest of the deserted Martian towns, the boys dare one another along the way, taunting one another as children often do. Reaching the town, filled with the burnt and blackened bodies of the now deceased Martians killed by chicken pox, the boys run into the homes and destroy the bodies. They kick the burnt flesh bodies, so the flakes of skin are removed from the white bones, and kick the skulls and ribcages to make music. Falling into the flakes of decayed flesh, the boys realize their game is limited, since the firemen are traveling town to town to bury and burn these bodies in an effort to make the settlers more at peace. After a quick lunch of sandwiches, and after seventeen houses...

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