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The War of the Worlds - Book 1: Chapter 16, The Exodus from London Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 16, The Exodus from London Summary

Meanwhile the author's brother has begun his evacuation in London. He first tries to get on a northbound train but it is no use. The streets are already packed with carriages, horses, and vehicles. He comes upon the ransacking of a bicycle shop and takes a bicycle. He begins biking northward. He rides the bike until it breaks. He continues his trek on foot. He comes upon two women in a carriage in the process of being robbed of their mode of transportation by three men.

He is an expert boxer and fights them off in time for the women to get away. However, the men get up and the female driver has to save him. The older woman is a surgeon's wife and the younger, her sister. The three agree to travel together for protection. The...

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