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The War of the Worlds
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  • Already I had had a transient impression of these, and the first nausea no longer obscured my observation.
  • …BOOK ONE THE COMING OF THE MARTIANS CHAPTER ONE THE EVE OF THE WAR No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.

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  • The harvest is dependent upon transient laborers.
  • youth’s transient beauty

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