For a moment Archer stood watching, his gaze delighted by the flash of the red meteor against the snow; then he started after her, and they met, panting and laughing, at a wicket that led into the park.
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Most meteors come from rocks that are about the size of a pebble.
We were away from the city lights where meteors are easier to see.