The Earth Is Near Author:Ludek Pesek Excitement rose when a shining, bright violet ball appeared on the crest of a dust dune, slowly floating towards us over the ridges of the land. Fascinated, we watched its zigzag course. It was gathering speed as it leaped over the hollows. — Involuntarily, we flinched back from the windows as the ball of light made straight for us, at tremendous... more » speed. A blinding light filled the cabin. I felt as though the fiery ball had touched the toughened glass of the porthole, I thought I heard the crackling of electric explosions. Then the ball disappeared, and we heard pattering sounds on the roof of the vehicle.
I don't know - none of us knew - how many seconds we waited in suspense. Then the flaming light leaped up on one of the Lizards. The little blue lights went out at once, the ball shone more brightly than ever, and vanished as suddenly as it had come.« less