‘Soon, the firing ceased, and the weapon sank slowly back into the pit.
Looking about me, I realised that I was helpless and alone upon the common, it was now dark, and suddenly devoid of men.
At that, I turned, and began a stumbling run through the heather.
I was gripped with fear, and a panicked terror, not only of the Martians, but of the dusk and stillness about me.
Such an effect in unmanning me it had, that I ran weeping silently, as a child might do.
Once I turned, I did not dare to look back.
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