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The War of the Worlds
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  • Around it was a patch of silent common, smouldering in places, and with a few dark, dimly seen objects lying in contorted attitudes here and there.
  • In Sunbury, and at intervals along the road, were dead bodies lying in contorted attitudes, horses as well as men, overturned carts and luggage, all covered thickly with black dust.
  • In front of me the road became pitchy black as though it was tarred, and I saw a contorted shape lying across the pathway.
  • Of a night I see the black powder darkening the silent streets, and the contorted bodies shrouded in that layer; they rise upon me tattered and dog-bitten.

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  • Her face contorted in fury and frustration.
  • She lay contorted in pain.

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