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- The light upon the railway puzzled me at first; there were a black heap and a vivid glare, and to the right of that a row of yellow oblongs.1.11 — Book 1 Chapter 11 — At the Window (20% in)
- In spite of all that has happened since, I still remember that vigil very distinctly: the black and silent observatory, the shadowed lantern throwing a feeble glow upon the floor in the corner, the steady ticking of the clockwork of the telescope, the little slit in the roof—an oblong profundity with the stardust streaked across it.1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — The Coming of the Martians (58% in)
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