JOURNALIST: The torment was ended. The people scattered
over the country, desperate, leaderless, starved... the
thousands who had fled by sea - including the one most
dear to me - all would return. The pulse of life, growing
stronger and stronger, would beat again.
As life returns to normal, the question of another attack
from Mars causes universal concern. Is our planet safe,
or is this time of peace merely a reprieve? It may be
that, across the immensity of space, they have learned
their lessons and even now await their opportunity.
Perhaps the future belongs not to us - but to the