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g more attent nike air max 1 sale ively as this warlike episode moved silently across the centre of the mirror, Graham saw that the white building was surrounded on every side by ruins, and Ostrog proceeded to describe in concise phrases how its defenders had sought by such destruction to isolate themselves from a storm. He spoke of the loss of men that huge downfall had entailed in an indifferent tone. He indicated an improvised mortuary among the wreckage, showed ambulances swarming like cheese-mites along a ruinous groove that had once been a street of moving ways. He was more interested in pointing out the parts of the Council House, the distribution of the besiegers. In a little while the civil contest that had convulsed London was no nike air max 1 premium longer a mystery to Graham. It was no tumultuous revolt had occurred that night, no equal warfare, but a splendid nike air max 1 grey ly organised _coup d’etat_. Ostrog’s grasp of details was astonishing; he seemed to know the business of even the smallest knot of black and red specks that crawled amidst these places.
He stretched a huge black arm across the luminous picture, and showed the room whence Graham had escaped, and acro air max 1 ss the chasm of ruins the course of his flight. Graham recognised the gulf across which the gutter ran, and the wind-wheels where he had crouched from the flying machine. The rest of his path had succumbed to the explosion. He looked again at the Council House, and it was already half hidden, and on the right a hillside with a cluster of domes and pinnacles, hazy, dim and distant, was gliding into view.
“And the Council is really overthrown?” he said.
“Overthrown,” said Ostrog.
“And I–. Is it indeed true that I–?”
“You are Master of the World.”
“But that white flag–”
“That is the flag of the Council–the flag of the Rule of the World. It will fall. The fight is over. Their attack on the theatre was their last frantic struggle. They have only a thousand men or so, and some of these men will be disloyal. They have litt le ammunition. And we are reviving the an cheap air max 1 cient arts. We are casting guns.”
“But–help. Is this city the world?”
“Practically this is all they have left to them of their empire. Abroad the cities have either revolted with us or wait the issue. Your awakening has perplexed them, paralysed them.”
“But haven’t the Council flying machines? Why is there no fighting with them?”
“They had. But the greater part of the aeronauts were in the revolt with us. They wouldn’t take the risk of fighting on our side, but they would not stir against us. We _had_ to get a pull with the aeronauts. Quite half were with us, and the ot Nike air max 1 hers knew it. Directly they knew you had got away, those looking for you dropped. We killed the man who shot at you–an hour ago. And we occupied the flying stages at the outset in every city we could, and so st cheap nike air max 1 opped and captured the greater aeroplanes, and as for the little flying machines that turned out–for some did– nike air max 1 we kept up too straight and steady a fire for them to get near the Council House. If they dropped they couldn’t rise again, because there’s no clear space about there for them to get up. Several we have smashed, several others have dropped and surrendered, the rest have gone off to the Continent to find a friendly city if they can before their fuel runs out. Most of these men were only too glad to be taken prisoner and kept out of harm’s way. Upsetting in a flying machine isn’t a very attractive prospect. There’s no chance for the Council that way. Its days are done.”
He laughed and turned to the oval reflection again to show Graham what he nike air max 1 black meant by flying stages. Even the four nearer ones were remote and ob cheap nike air max 1 scured by a thin morning haze. But Graham could perceive they were very vast structures, judged even by the standard of the things about them.
And then as these dim shapes passed to the left there came again the sight of the expanse across which the disarmed men in red had been marching. And then the black ruins, and then again the beleaguered white fastness of the Council. It appeared no longer nike air max 1 leopard a ghostly pile, but glowing amber in the sunlight, for a cloud shadow had passed. About it the pigmy struggle still hung in suspense, but now the red defenders were no longer firing.
So, in a dusky stillness, the man from the nineteenth century saw the closing scene of the great revolt, the forcible establishment of his rule. With a quality of startling discovery it came to him that this was his world, and not that other he had nike air max 1 ebay left behind; that this was no spectacle to culminate and cease; that in this world lay whatever life was still before him, lay all his duties and dangers and responsibilities. He turned with fresh questions. Ostrog began to answer them, and then broke off abruptly. “But these things I must explain more fully later. At present there are–duties. The people are coming by the moving ways towards this ward from every part of the city–the markets and theatres are densely crowded. You are just in time fo nike air max 1 red r them. They are clamouring to see you. And abroad they want to see you. Paris, New York, Chicago, Denver, Capri–thousands of cities are up and in a tumult, undecided, and clamouring to see you. They have clamoured that you should be awakened for years, and now it is done they will scarcely believe–”
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