I and my wife stood amazed. Then I realised that the crest of Maybury Hill must be within range of the Martians
So he got out of the fury of the panic, and, skirting the Edgware Road, reached Edgware about seven, fasting and wearied, but well ahead of the crowd.
It did so indeed, and much sooner than she had expected. Granser babbled on unnoticed.