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by H. G. Wells

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When the Martians began to die in The War of the Worlds, where was the message sent first?

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In Book 2, chapter 8, the Martians begin dying because they have no resistance to the smallest inhabitants of Earth: bacteria and other microbes. The narrator notices that other people are becoming aware of their death and are coming out of hiding. In chapter 9, the narrator says while he was sleeping, another man had the foresight to go to St. Martin's le Grand and rig up a telegraph to send a message to Paris. Soon the news spread all over the world.

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