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The War of the Worlds - Book 2: Chapter 9, Wreckage Summary & Analysis

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Book 2: Chapter 9, Wreckage Summary

The author does not remember the next three days but recounts what he has been told. He had been taken in by a nice family who finds him wondering the streets singing a made up rhyme, "The Last Man Alive!" They fed him and let him lodge with them for four days. After he is well, the author sets out for his old home. He sees many people returning from where they had fled, some coming back from overseas. He walks until he gets to the free train rides, taking people home.

One of his neighbors greets him as the author walks down his street. He arrives home to find it just as it had been when he and the artilleryman had left. He looks throughout the house but no one had been in it since. His hope that perhaps his...

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