Paper: A Look at Ogilvy in The War of the Worlds

As man walked the earth, with no fear, they went upon their little affairs with no worry at all, but little did they know they were being watched by creatures far away - - Martians! No one gave a thought at this time that there could be beings on another planet watching over them, planning to attack. But let me remind you, Mars is 140,000,000 miles away from earth, and it gets only half the amount of heat and light as earth does from the sun. So, we wonder how something could exist on this planet. Many people think Mars must have been created before the earth, for the Martians to have such advanced technology. At least thats what H. G. Wells thought. Until the (main character), meant the astronomer Ogilvy he had not heard about the little bright light in the sky that was written about in the DAILY TELEGRAPH. Many people didnt bother to care about this small circle in the sky. But one night (main characters name in here) and his wife were walking home they saw red, green, and yellow lights in the sky and thought nothing of it, as everything seemed so safe and tranquil. Then in the morning the first capsule hit the earth. As it landed people went to search for it. Everyone thought it was a meteorite, but it was so large, no one had ever seen a meteorite this big before. An enormous hole had been made by the impact and the sand and gravel had been flung in every direction. As the crusty gray edges of it started to peel off, the people realized there were men or some other being inside. As people rushed to the area where the meteorite fell, the newspapers were writing about the dead man from mars. Then the thing began to open, and everyone stepped back to see what was coming out. It looked like it was being unscrewed from the inside. Then the beings stepped out and every one was scared, because none of them had ever seen a Martian before. Everyone began running away, and the being vanished into the pit. Later on in the night as the sun as setting, they heard a noise. As the aliens came out from the pit, people backed away. A great flame rose into the air and a light went towards a few men, great heat passed over them, and they were dead before they even hit the ground. ...