The Book that Saved the Earth – Summary

The Book that Saved the Earth is play is set in the 25th century at the museum of Ancient History. A historian tells the students how the Earth had been invaded by Martians in the 21st century, but was saved by a book of nursery rhymes.

Summary

This play is set in the twenty-fifth century at the museum of Ancient History. A historian tells the students how the Earth had been invaded by Martians in the twenty-first century, but was saved by a book of nursery rhymes.

The ruler of Mars, ‘Think-Tank’ was an arrogant fool. He planned to invade Earth. He confided his plan to Noodle and instructed him to gather information of where his crew was on the Earth. Noodle found out that they, i.e., Captain Omega, Lieutenant Iota and Sergeant Oop were in the Centerville Public Library. They were trying to identify the objects there, but as they had never seen books, could not identify them. Think-Tank thought that the books were a kind of crude refreshment—may be sandwiches. Iota and Omega were ordered to eat them.

Then Think-Tank guessed that it was a communication satellite. He ordered them to take vitamins to help them transcribe the code.

Omega managed to read some of the nursery rhymes like—’The Cat and the Fiddle’, ‘Mistress Mary’ and ‘Humpty-Dumpty’. Think-Tank interpreted the dreams in his own way and concluded that the earthlings were more powerful than them and that they were planning to attack them.

Think-Tank got scared and decided to migrate to Alpha Century, which was one hundred million miles away from Mars. Noodle who had become friendly with the people on the Earth, took over as the leader. In that way, a book of nursery rhymes was able to save the world.

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