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The War of the Worlds - Study Guide Book 2: Chapter 8, Dead London Summary & Analysis

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The author leaves the artilleryman and begins walking towards London. He passes much destruction and many dead bodies. As he nears South Kensington, near the center of London, he hears the cry of a Martian, "ulla, ulla, ulla, ulla." The sound does not let up.

The author finds food in a pub. Exhausted, he falls asleep on a couch. He awakes to the same cry. The author begins walking around, exploring. He sees one of the Martian's machines damaged. Within the machine lay pieces of the brown remains of the Martian's, left by the dogs. Suddenly the "ulla, ulla, ulla," stops altogether. Down the road he sees a Martian. The author has a sudden feeling that he would rather have his life ended. He marches toward the Martian, no longer wanting to live. He sees the birds...

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