H. G. Wells quote about war from The War of the Worlds - It never was a war, any more than there's war between man and ants.
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It never was a war, any more than there's war between man and ants.
 H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds (1898). copy citation

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Author H. G. Wells
Source The War of the Worlds
Topic war extermination ants
Date 1898
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/36/36-h/36-h.htm

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“Nothing's to be done. We're under! We're beat!»
I made him no answer. I sat staring before me, trying in vain to devise some countervailing thought.
«This isn't a war,» said the artilleryman. «It never was a war, any more than there's war between man and ants.»
Suddenly I recalled the night in the observatory.
«After the tenth shot they fired no more—at least, until the first cylinder came.»
«How do you know?» said the artilleryman. I explained.” source

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