Ylla, a martian woman, has dreams of an Earth man, with black hair and blue eyes, coming to her and speaking to her. Yll becomes angry and jealous and "goes hunting" one day. Ylla was tricked into staying home. She heard a shot in the distance; Nathaniel York is not seen again.
That Fall, many Martians begin to hum songs from Earth, the children chant Earth rhymes, and have strange dreams. The next morning four
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woman's favorite poem, "There Will Come Soft Rains". Later, a tree limb falls on the house, catches it on fire, and destroys all but one wall.
A family from Minnesota go to Mars to begin a new life. As they are looking into the sky, they see Earth explode into a green ball of fire. The father allows his sons to choose a city to live in, and tell the children they are martians now.