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The War of the Worlds - Study Guide Book 1: Chapter 5, The Heat-Ray Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 5, The Heat-Ray Summary

The author stays in the common with hundred of other observers. They are spread out, and some have taken cover behind bushes. They watch the cylinder for any movements. Some venture closer to the pit and another group tries to wave a white flag, a sign of nonresistance.

Suddenly a flame shoots up from the pit, followed by black smoke. A shape rises from the pit and a hissing sound is heard. Suddenly the men on the common burst into flames. They appear to have been charred to death. Trees are also set on fire and burn into nothing but black ashes. The author stands and watches the destruction, stunned. He suddenly snaps back into reality and feels great fear. He turns and runs.

Book 1: Chapter 5, The Heat-Ray Analysis

The heat-ray, a new weapon, is introduced,. This weapon is unlike anything...

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