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- The idea people seemed to have here was that the Martians were simply formidable human beings, who might attack and sack the town, to be certainly destroyed in the end.1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — What I Saw of the Destruction of.... (49% in)
- The telegram concluded with the words: "Formidable as they seem to be, the Martians have not moved from the pit into which they have fallen, and, indeed, seem incapable of doing so.1.14 — Book 1 Chapter 14 — In London (3% in)
- Thus sunken, and seen in remote perspective, they appeared far less formidable than the huge iron bulk in whose wake the steamer was pitching so helplessly.1.17 — Book 1 Chapter 17 — The "Thunder Child" (72% in)
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