Title: War Of The Worlds - Men Hunting
Name: Robert Czarny
And as the day came they became aware of a fighting-machine standing near by the Langham and looking down at them.
Seen nearer, the Thing was incredibly strange. Machine it was, with a ringing metallic pace, and long, flexible, glittering tentacles swinging and rattling about its strange body and the brazen hood that surmounted it moved to and fro with the inevitable suggestion of a head looking about. Behind the main body was a huge mass of white metal like a gigantic fisherman’s basket.
Heaven knows how long he had been there. It must have given some of them a nasty turn. He came down the road towards them, and picked up nearly a hundred too drunk or frightened to run away.
Strange as it may seem to a human being, all the complex apparatus of digestion, which makes up the bulk of our bodies, did not exist in the Martians. They were heads - merely heads. Entrails they had none.
They did not eat, much less digest. Instead, they took the fresh, living blood of other creatures, and injected it into their own veins. I have myself seen this being done. Let it suffice to say, blood obtained from a still living animal, in most cases from a human being, was run directly by means of a little pipette into the recipient canal.
The bare idea of this is no doubt horribly repulsive to us, but at the same time I think that we should remember how repulsive our carnivorous habits would seem to an intelligent rabbit.
A Martian has only to go a few miles to get a crowd on the run. And I saw one, one day, out by Wandsworth, picking houses to pieces and routing among the wreckage. But they won’t keep on doing that. So soon as they’ve settled all our guns and ships, and smashed our railways, and done all the things they are doing over there, they will begin catching us systematic, picking the
best and storing us in cages and things. That’s what they will start doing in a bit.
Lord! They haven’t begun on us yet.
H.G. Wells 1898 “War of the Worlds”
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To build the 1900 London I used mainly Alain Garcia’s buildings (available at Cornucopia 3D), Poser 4 Low Polygon man & horse, narwik’s bridge, Bernard Dumas Renault G, and some other stuff from the net (more credits & links on my website)
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