The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells:|
should have had to do all the digging myself. The curate
would certainly have failed me.
It was on the third day, if my memory serves me right,
that I saw the lad killed. It was the only occasion on which
I actually saw the Martians feed. After that experience I
avoided the hole in the wall for the better part of a day.
I went into the scullery, removed the door, and spent some
hours digging with my hatchet as silently as possible; but
when I had made a hole about a couple of feet deep the
loose earth collapsed noisily, and I did not dare continue. I
lost heart, and lay down on the scullery floor for a long time,
War of the Worlds