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:|
to its full height again, close to the village of Shepperton.
Forthwith the six guns which, unknown to anyone on the
right bank, had been hidden behind the outskirts of that
village, fired simultaneously. The sudden near concussion,
the last close upon the first, made my heart jump. The
monster was already raising the case generating the Heat-Ray
as the first shell burst six yards above the hood.
I gave a cry of astonishment. I saw and thought nothing of
the other four Martian monsters; my attention was riveted
upon the nearer incident. Simultaneously two other shells
burst in the air near the body as the hood twisted round in
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