Then, with the maul, after repeatedly smiting the upper end of this iron rod, he placed the blunted needle endwise on the top of it.
I can compare it to nothing but a large door mat, ornamented at the edges with little tinkling tags.
The nearer moon, hurtling suddenly above the horizon and lighting up the Barsoomian scene, showed me.
I and my wife stood amazed. Then I realised that the crest of Maybury Hill must be within range of the Martians