"For us in England it came too late." (The Battle of Dorking by G.T. Chesney)
Something for the people in England came too late. Dorking is a city in southern England. The warning must be of foreign invasion. Question is wether it is the French, Russians, Germans, or Martians that are invading.
This story has been collected with other examples of 'Invasion Literature' in a book called Before Armageddon.
Here's how Third Sentence Thursday works:
1) Take the book you are reading now and post the third sentence
2) Review this sentence anyway you want (funny and silly reviews encouraged)
3) Post a link to your sentence to Sniffly Kitty's Third Sentence Post for this week.