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The War of the Worlds - Book 2: Chapter 5, The Stillness Summary & Analysis

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Book 2: Chapter 5, The Stillness Summary

When he returns to the kitchen the curate is gone and the food too, which the Martian has taken. On the twelve day, the author pumps water from the kitchen pump, risking the noise that might attract the Martians. He spends the next couple days without any food and only water from the pump.

On the fifteenth day he hears a dog as it comes near the opening. The author thinks that if he can get it to enter the house perhaps he will be able to kill and eat it. He listens for noises from the pit but hears nothing. After watching from the opening he sees crows feeding on the dead, the Martians have left. The Martians themselves are nowhere to be seen. The author decides to leave the house he has been hiding in for fifteen days.

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