The Martian Chronicles - November 2005: The Watchers Summary & Analysis

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November 2005: The Watchers Summary

As the settlers of Mars hear the news of the war on Earth, they venture outside their homes to watch Earth rise above the hills of Mars. Thinking of their loved ones, the settlers are reminded of what they had since forgotten: their homes. Having lived on Mars for three or four years, the men and women had nearly forgotten the Earth, but as war rages, they think again of those forgotten. At 9:00, when the Earth begins to burn, the settlers scream, and watch, waiting for what is to come. As the fire subsides, they read the Morse-code messages, saying Australia has been obliterated, and London has been invaded. The end of each message reads "COME HOME." By dawn, the luggage proprietor's shelves are empty, as people begin to return to Earth.

November 2005: The Watchers Analysis

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