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The astronomers who had been watching Mars since our departure with their telescopes reported that mysterious lights continued to be visi ble, but that nothing indicating the starting of another expedition for the earth bad been seen. Within 24 hours we were ready for our second start. The moon was now no longer in a po sition to help us on our way. It had moved out of the line between Mars and the earth. High above us, in the center of the heavens, glowed the red planet which was the goal of onr journey. The needed computations of velocity and direction of flight having been re peated and the ships being all In readi ness, we started direct for Mars. An enormous charge of electricity was imparted to each member of the squad ron in order that as soon as we bad reached the upper limits of the atmos phere, where the ships could move swiftly without danger of being con sumed by the heat developed by the fric tion of their passage through the air, a very great initial velocity could be im parted. Once started off by this tremendous electrical kick and with no atmosphere to resist our motion, we should be able to retain the same velocity, barring in cidental encounters, until we arrived near the surface of Mars. When we were free of the atmosphere and the ships were moving away from the earth with the highest velocity which we were able to impart to them, observations on the stars were made in I order to determine the rate of onr speed. This was found to be ten miles in a second, or 864,000 miles in a day, a very much greater speed than that with which we had traveled on starting to j touch the moon. Supposing this velocity to remain uniform—and, with no known ( resistance, it might reasonably be ex i peoted to do so—we should arrive at Mars in a little less than 42 days, the distance of the planet from the earth being at this time about 86,000,000 miles. j Nothing occurred for many days to j interrupt onr journey. We became ac surroundings, and many entertainments were provided to while away the time, mers in the expedition found plenty of occupation in studying the aspects of the stars and the other heavenly bodies from their new point of view. At the expiration of about 35 days w« had drawn so near to Mars that with our telescopes, which, though small, were of immense power, we could dis cern upon its surface features and de tails which no one had been able to glimpse from the earth. As the surface of this world that we were approaching as a tiger hunter draws near the jungle gradually folded itself to onr inspection there was hardly one of us willing to devote to sleep or idleness the prescribed eight hours that had been fixed as the time during which each member of the expe dition must remain iu the darkened chamber. We were too eager to watch for every new revelation upon Mars. But something was iu store that had not expected. We were to meet the Martians before arriving at the world they dwelt iu. Among the stars which shone in that quarter of the heavens where Mars ap peared as the master orb there was one, lying directly in onr path, which, to onr astonishment, as we continued on, altered from the aspect of a star, under went a gradually magnification and soon presented itself in the form of a little planet. The astrono un we CHAPTER IX. "It Is an asteroid," said somebody. "Yes, evidently, but how does it come inside the orbit of Mars?" "Oh, there are several asteroids," said one of the autonomere, "which travel inside the orbit of Mars «long a part of their course, aud for aught we cau tell there may beumuy'whicb have not yet been caught sight of from the earth that are nearer to the inn than Mars is. " "This must be one of them." "Manifestly so." As we drew nearer the mysterious little planet revealed itself to ns as a perfectly formed globe not more than five miles in diameter. "What is that upon it?" asked Lord Kelvin, squinting intently at the little world through his glass. "As 1 live, it movesl" "Yes, yes I" exclaimed several others. "There are inhabitants upon it, but what giautsl" "What monsters 1" "Don't you see?" exclaimed an excit ed savant. "They are the Martians!" The startling truth burst upon the minds of all. Here upon this little planetoid were several of the gigantic inhabitants of the world that we were going to attack. There was more than one man in the flagship who recognized them well, and who shuddered at the recognition, instinctively recalling the recent terrible experience of the earth. Was this an outpost of the warlike Mars? Around these monstrous enemies we saw several of their engines of war. Some of these appeared to have been wrecked, but at least one, as far as we could see, was still in a proper condition for use. How had these creatures got there? "Why, that is easy enough to ac count for," I said, as a sudden recollec tion flashed into my mind. "Don't yon remember the report of the astronomers more than six mouths ago, at the end of the conference in Washington, that something which seemed to indicate the departure of a new expedition from Mars had been noticed by them? We have beard nothing of that expedition since. We know that it did not reach the earth. It must have fallen foul of this asteroid, run upon this rock in the ocean of space and been wrecked here." "We've got 'em, then!" shouted our electric steersman, who had been a workman in Mr. Edison's laboratory and had unlimited confidence in his chief. The electrical ships were immediate ly instructed by signal to slow down, an operation that was easily effected through the electrical repulsion of the asteroid. The nearer we got the more terrifying was the appearance of the gigantic creatures who were riding upon the lit tle world before us like castaway sailors upon a block of ice. Like men, and yet not like men, combining tbe human and the beast in their appearance, it requir ed a steady nerve to look at them. If we bad not known their malignity and their power to work evil, it would have been different, but iu our eyes their moral character shone through their physical aspect and thus rendered them more terrible than they would otherwise have been. When we first saw them, their ap pearance was most forlorn, and their at titudes indicated only despair and des peration, but as they caught sight of ns their malign power of intellect instant ly penetrated the mystery, and they rec ognized ns for what we were. Their despair immediately gave place to reawakened malevolence. On tbe in stant they were astir, with such heart chilling movements as those that char acterize a venomous serpent preparing to strike. Not imagining that they would be in a condition to make serious resistance, we had been somewhat incautious in approaching. Suddenly there was a quicker move ment than usual among the Martians, a t A \M I m ■ s' Another of our ship«, with all its crew, mas destroyed. swift adjustment of that one of their engines of war which, as already no ticed, seemed to be practically nuiujur ed, and then there darted from it and slighted upon one of the foremost ships a dazzling lightning stroke a mile in length at whose touch the metallic sides of tbe oar curled and withered and, licked for amomeutby what seem ed lambent flames, collapsed into a mere cinder. For an inatnnt not a word was spo ken, so sudden aud unexpected had been the blow. second flaming tongue of death shot from the fearful engine, aud another of our ships, with all its crew, was de stroyed. It was an inauspicious beginning for us. Two of our electrical ships, with their entire crews, had been wiped out m Iff Y £ in 'K. We knew that every soul in the stricken car had perished. 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J of existence, and this appalling blow bad beeu dea lt by n few 8tranded and disabled enemies floating on an asteroid, Wbat bope would there be for n9 when we came to encounter the millions 0 f Mars itself on their own ground and pre p are d for war' However, it would not do to despond, We bad been iucautiouSi and W0 fibonld take good car8 nofc to oomulit tbe fault again. The drst bb j D g t0 do was t0 nven g 8 the death of our comrades. The question whether we were able to meet these Martians and overcome them might as well be settled right here and now. They had proved wbat they oould do even when disabled and at a disadvan tage. Now it was our turn. The squadron had been rapidly with drawn to a very considerable distance from the asteroid. Tbe range of tbe mysterious artillery employed by the Martians was unknown to ns. We did not even know the limit of the effective range of our own disintegrators. If it should prove that tbe Martians were able to deal their strokes at a distance greater than any which we oould reach then they would of course have an in superable advantage. On the other band, if it should turn out that our range was greater than theirs the advantage would be on our side, or—which was perhaps most probable—there might be practically no difference in the effective range of the engines. Anyhow we were- going to find out how the ease stood and that without de lay. Everything being in readiness, the disintegrators all in working order, aud the men who were able to handle them, most of whom were experienced marks men, chosen from among the officers of the regular army of the United States and accustomed to the straight shooting and the sure hits of the west, standing at their posts, the squadron again ad vanced. In order to distract the attention of the Martians the electrical ships had been distributed over a wide space. Some dropped straight down toward the asteroid; others approached it by flank attack, from this side and that. The j flagship moved straight in toward the point where the first disaster occurred, j Its intrepid commander felt that bis post should be that of the greatest dan j ger aud where the severest blows would ! be given and received. The approach of the ships was made | with great caution. Watching the Mar | tians with our telescopes we could clear ly see- that they were disconcerted by the scattered order of onr attack. Even if all of their engines of war had been in proper condition for use it would have been impossible for them to meet the simultaneous assault of so many enemies dropping down upon them from the sky. But they were made of fighting metal, as we knew from old experience. It was no question of surrender. They did not know how to surrender, and we did not know how to demand a surrender. Be sides, the destruction of tbe two elec trical ships with the 40 men, many of whom bore names widely known on the earth, had excited a kind of fury among the members of tbe squadron which called for vengeance. Suddenly a repetition of the quick movement by the Martians which bad been the forerunner of their former coop was observed. Again a bliudiug flash burst from their war engine, and instantaneously a shiver ran through | the frame of the flagship. Theairwith | seemed suddenly to have assumed the j temperature of a blast furnace, in quiveaed with strange pulsatious aud We all gasped for breath. Our throats and lungs seemed searched iu the act of breathing. Some fell uncouscioos upon the floor. Tbe marksmen, carrying the disintegrators ready for use, staggered, and one of them dropped his instru ment. But we had not been destroyed like our comrades before us. In a moment the wave of beat passed. Those who had fallen recovered from their momen tary stupor and staggered to their feet. The electrical steersman stood hesi tating at bis post. , "Move on," said Mr. Edison sternly, his features set with determination and his eyes afire. "We are still beyond their effective range. Let ns get closer in order to make sure work when we strike." The ship moved on. One could hear the heart beats of its inmates. The other members of the squadron, thinking for tbe moment that disaster had overtaken tbe flagship, had paused and seemed to be meditating flight. "Signal them to move on," said Mr. Edison. The signal was given, and the circle of electrical ships closed in upon the as teroid. In the meantime Mr. Edison bad been donning his airtight suit. Before we could fully comprehend his intention he had passed through the double trap ped door which gave access to the ex terior of the car without permitting tbe loss of air and was standing upon what served for the deck of the ship. In bis baud be carried a disintegrator. With a quick motion he sighted it. As quickly as possible I sprang to bis side. I was just iu time to note the fa miliar blue gleam about the instru ment which indicated that its terrific energies were at work. The whirring sound was absent because here in open where there atmosphere, there could be no sound. My eyes were fixed upon the Martians' engine, which bad just dealt us a stag gering but not fatal blow, and particu larly I noticed a polished knob project ing from it, which seemed to have been the focus from which its destructive bolt emanated. A moment later the knob disappeared. The irresistible vibrations darted from the electrical disintegrator had fallen upon it and instantaneously shuttered it into atoms. "That fixes them," said Mr. Edison, turning to me, with a smile. And indeed it did fix them. We bad moat effectually spiked their gun. It would deal no more deathblows. The doings of the flagship had been closely watched throughout the squad ron. Tbe effect of its blow had been evi dent to all, and a moment late* we saw on some of the nearer ships men dress ed in their air suits appearing upon the deck, swinging their arms aud sending forth noiseless cheers into empty space. The stroke that we had dealt was taken by several of the electrical ships as a signal for a common assault, and we saw two of the Martians fall beside the ruin of their engine, their beads having been blown from their bodies. "Signal them to stop firing!" com manded Mr. Edison. "We have got them down, and we are not going to murder them without necessity. Be sides, " he added, "I want to capture some of them alive." The signal was given as he had or dered. The flagship then alone dropped slowly toward the place on the asteroid where the prostrate Martians were. As we got near them a terrible scene unfolded itself to our eyes. There bad evidently been not more than half a dozen of the monsters in tbe beginning. Two of these stretched headless werg neon the erouud.