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The War of the Worlds - Book 1: Chapter 2, The Falling Star Summary & Analysis

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Then came the night where a falling start is sighted. It looks like any other falling star yet it is followed by a greenish gas. It is thought to be not a star at all, but a meteorite. The author sees it from the window in his study. No one tries to find the meteorite that night but Ogilvy is up early the next morning as he too saw the falling object and believes it is in the common, or park, at the apex of Horsell, Ogilvy, and Woking.

Ogilvy finds the fallen object in the common, near some sand pits. The object has dung a deep pit in the Earth from the force of its impact. Its shape is of a cylinder approximately 30 yards in diameter. The object is very hot to the touch, as is the air surrounding it. Ogilvy stood staring at it until he realizes that...

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