The Wabbly had paused only to create havoc, not to produce utter chaos.
Off in the woods to their right the Wabbly's noise grew louder as they overtook it.
They were obviously designed to have some effect on the Wabbly.
But all of them had tried to get away when the Wabbly went lurching in among the houses.
As Sergeant Walpole saw the Wabbly, there was no sign of humanity anywhere about the thing.
Like a searchlight, the power-beam swept the earth before the Wabbly.
"Letting the guys in the Wabbly hear what they hear," said the 'copter man grimly.
There was the noise of felled trees, pushed down by the Wabbly in its progress.
The Wabbly was unbelievably impersonal and horrible in its progress.
The Wabbly clanked and rumbled and roared obliviously past them.