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The War of the Worlds - Book 1: Chapter 15, What Had Happened in Surrey Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 15, What Had Happened in Surrey Summary

Three Martians come out at approximately eight o'clock that night. They advance northward in a line. Again, hidden soldiers fire shells at the Martians and crush one of the feet of the tripods. The other two tripods gather around the injured one. The Martian in the injured tripod crawls out from beneath the metal disk. He repairs his machine and crawls back under the disk.

Four other tripods join the three. They are each carrying a black tube. They pass tubes out to the three tripods. The black tubes turn out to be their new weapons. They emit a dark, poison smoke. The smoke is fatal to humans. The Martians are now able to advance by first smoking out any hidden soldiers and then destroying their guns with the heat-rays. They advance northward toward London...

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