The army had already been called. I urge them to shell the pit, but they hesitate. Finally they agree, and I wish they hadn't!

As soon as their guns are set up and ready to fire, the Martian heat ray destroys them all! And it destroys tall buildings in the distance. My own house is now in the line of fire! And I can see another shooting star in the sky!

Should I see where the shooting star fell? Or should I take my girlfriend to safety? Or do something else?