The War of the Worlds Chapter 1

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The War of the Worlds Chapter 1: The Coming of the Martians

In the last years of the 19th century, no one would have believed the earth was being watched by intelligent creatures in outer space. We did not realize that we were being studied the same way a scientist studies creatures that live in a drop of water.

People imagined that if we could travel to other planets, we would colonize them. We believed that if we found life on other planets, it would be less developed than we are, and that we would be the masters.

However, across the great emptiness of space, there were minds that were more intelligent than ours, and when they saw our earth, they wanted to take possession of it. Slowly and carefully they made their plans against us.

The planet Mars, is older than the Earth, and life began on that planet long before life began on the Earth. But because the planet Mars is older, it has also grown colder. The air has become thinner, and the water is disappearing.

Mars became a dying desert planet, and the intelligent beings who have lived there realized that they had to find a new home. They looked across space, and they saw our planet. It looked very beautiful.

We must have seemed like monkeys to them, so they decided they could easily take the planet from us.


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