Dark They Were and Golden Eyed

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  • The Bitterings arrive on Mars. Harry-dad Cora-mom Dan, Laura, David-kids.
  • Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed by Ray Bradbury
  • I don't like it here. Lets go back to Earth, just listen. We don't belong here we are earthlings living on Mars.
  • Chin up Harry, we will be safe from the atom bomb here.
  • A news flash just came! Atom bombs hit New York, no more rockets to Mars, ever!
  • The Bittering family finds abandoned cities. The build a cottage and settle in. Then news comes that the atom bomb hit New York and there will be no more rockets to Mars.
  • It'll be okay, the rockets will get through someday.
  • David thinks he sees movement in the mountains, and there are changes in the garden and animals.
  • I think I've seen movement in the mountains.
  • And our cow grew a third horn!
  • We need to get out of here, look the grass is violet and the roses are green! I'm building a rocket so we can leave.
  • So Harry decides to build a rocket.
  • Harry I tell you you shouldn't worry about it, it'll be fine. Come move up to the villas for the summer with us. You can work on the rocket in August.
  • No, it's not alright I must stay down here and finish the rocket. You guys can move up to the villas for the summer.
  • As Harry builds his rocket some other earthlings say it's pointless and that it's fine here on Mars.
  • You, know utha is the Martian word for father.
  • I don't know, around. Utha!
  • Utha.
  • Yaaayyy!!! I'm Linnl I'm Linnl!
  • I want to change my name.
  • Linnl. Isn't that a good name? Can I change it? Please?
  • Why did I do that?
  • After convincing Harry to move up to the villas with them the Bittering children ask to change their name and speak some Martian, starting with Dan.
  • What?
  • Where did you learn it?
  • Yes, you can use it.
  • What do you want?
  • Change it? What to?
  • Five years later.
  • Hey, guys we won the war on Earth! Hello?
  • We are from Mars, are you from Earth?
  • Yes we are.
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