Teaser Tuesday: Murder on the Moor?

Teaser Tuesday bids participants to share a two-sentence excerpt from their current read.  It’s hosted by Books and a Beat.

I stopped dead the other afternoon in my walk across the moor, where once the dismal outskirts of Swathinglea straggled towards Leet, and asked, “Was it here indeed that I crouched among the weeds and refuse and broken crockery and loaded my revolver ready for murder? Did ever such a thing happen in my life?

p. 9, In the Days of the Comet. H.G. Wells

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4 Responses to Teaser Tuesday: Murder on the Moor?

  1. CyberKitten says:

    Are you joining me at the End of the World?

  2. Laura Thomas says:

    I'm trying to think whether I read this one or not. I really do need to go back and reread some books.

    Here's My TT

  3. Stephen says:

    Believe it or not, this novella is actually utopian. The narrator is writing about how dismal the world was before a comet came and gassed everyone into being Star Trek humans.

    It's definitely a far cry from “A Time Machine” and “The War of the Worlds”…

  4. Stephen says:

    Not much happens to remember, honestly. Guy meets girl, guy is rejected for a richer guy, guy decides to murder girl and rich guy, guy gets gassed and decides to wander away.

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