Dark They Were and Golden Eyed


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  • I want to go back to earth now
  • No we should stay here cause we are safe
  • Dark They Were, And Golden-Eyed Ray Bradbury
  • We will raise children, raise crops, and wait until the war ends, and the rockets come
  • Father, what are we going to do to survive here
  • What happened to you
  • What happened to you guys
  • Harry, Cora, Daniel, Laura, David all land on Mars. Harry feels that something isn't right and he want's to go back home but Cora says that they should stay because they are safe from the atom bomb here.
  • How am I suppose to build this into a rocket, I've got to find a way, we've got to get off this planet
  • The Bittingers go on living their own life while also growing some crops in a garden and milking a cow. When something odd happens and all the crops are instantly ripe. Mr. Bittinger won't eat the crops from Mars he will only eat the food that they brought from Earth but there isn't enough of it.
  • What about my rocket
  • Don't worry about your rocket, we don't need that
  • Hi, I'm from Earth
  • One day on a swim Harry noticed that his family has changed to a darker skin color and a bright yellow in their eyes. He asked them what happened and then just realized that he turned also. Then when Mr. Bittering was speaking to them he uttered words out that were only spoke by Martians and then his family would speak them every once in a while. Then by now he realized that he had to leave.
  • Hi
  • Harry had to come up with a plan to build a rocket to get back home with his whole family changing skin and eye color. He bought some metal from a guy that came to Mars with him. When he started working he was so determined to build that rocket that he didn't eat a lot and spent almost all his time their.
  • The Bitterings and the other families on Mars agree that it would be best that they all move up in the hills to the anciet ruins and they leave their house to go up their only taking what they need but Harry still wants to finish his rocket. It is a long ride with many families in each car.
  • The Bitterings are up in the hills living in the old martian ruins and they see people that are walking up the hill. They realize that the new people are humans coming to save the Earthlings that came to Mars a long time ago.
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