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.

Things like:

•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.)