Read the excerpt from a paper on The War of the Worlds.
then he perceived that, very slowly, the circular top of the cylinder
was rotating on its body. It was such a gradual movement that he
discovered it only through noticing that a black mark that had been near
him five minutes ago was now at the other side of the circumference.
Even then he scarcely understood what this indicated, until he heard a
muffled grating sound and saw the black mark jerk forward an inch or so.
Then the thing came upon him in a flash. The cylinder was
artificial—hollow—with an end that screwed out! Something within the
cylinder was unscrewing the top!
Wells creates an aesthetic impact on the reader by