CHAPTER THIRTEEN HOW I FELL IN WITH THE CURATE After getting this sudden lesson in the power of terrestrial weapons, the Martians retreated to their original position upon Horsell Common; and in their haste, and encumbered with the debris of their smashed companion, they no doubt overlooked many such a stray and negligible victim as myself.
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Those who disagree with the Kyoto Protocol insist that it will trade enormous resources for negligible benefits. Many proponents argue exactly the opposite.