The War of the Worlds: Chapter 10
Chapter 10 in The War of the Worlds really got the heart racing, didn't it?
This chapter kind of read like I was watching an M. Night Shyamalan movie (Signs, anyone?) in my head - creepy descriptions, but no overt, over-the-top, full-light-of-day sightings. Just enough to give you a chill down your spine, but not enough to make you shut the book.
•the heavy firing that was going on when they left Maybury ceased abruptly (p. 41)
•the foreboding of "...urged me to stay in Leatherhead that night. Would that I had!" (p. 41)
•the stillness of the night broken by the church bells (p. 42) -would that have been a jump-scare, or do you think it added to the false sense of normalcy?
•the THIRD 'falling star' - EGADS, already! (And they witnessed 10 leaving Mars days earlier, so you know more is to come! - p. 42)
•the description of the Thing seen through rain, darkness, and intermittent lightning (p. 44) -
•stumbling (literally!) across the owner of the horse and dog cart (p. 46) - and wondering what happened to his spotted dog
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟎?
(FYI, that's what a dog cart looked like, according to a quick Google search. Not quite what I expected.)