Luggage store proprietor
Sells out all his goods upon news of the war.
Earthian settlers of Mars, who are concerned about events on their home
Earthians who contact the settlers, asking them to come home.
The settlers on Mars witness the start of the Great War as Earth seems
The proprietor sells out, indicating the exodus back to Earth by most
The importance of the past, and the hold it can have even on people
who have moved on to new frontiers to start anew. For all the efforts
the early settlers of Mars have made to establish their mark on a new
world, they are still Earthians at heart and must heed the call to return
At nine o'clock in the evening, Earth seems to explode in front of the Martian
settlers' eyes. A Morse Code message is sent to them, with news that the
atomic stockpile of Australia prematurely exploded, wiping out the continent;
further, London and Los Angeles have been bombed and the settlers should
come home. At 3 AM, a crowd flocks to the luggage store, whose proprietor
stayed open for this eventuality; he sells out of his goods by dawn.
Cite this page:
Mescallado, Ray. "TheBestNotes on The Martian Chronicles".
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