The announcer broke in again. There was a nervous,panicky tone to his voice. " Martians hideous, leathery-skinned creatures, are spreading out. New Jersey police are racing to intercept them." There was more music, more feverish announcement, chilling to listen to. Across the whole of America, people were beginning to panic. Then the announcer spluttered on air Gin, " We take you now to Washington for a special broadcast on the national emergency by the Secretary of the Interior."
A solemn voice was heard urging people not to panic - but in the same breath telling them that Martian landing was not restricted to New Jersey. Space vehicles were falling to earth across the states.
feverish: symptoms of having fever
solemn: formal and serious 莊嚴