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The first settlers from Earth start to come to Mars. Their reasons for leaving Earth are varied, but they are lured in by the promise of work and a better life. Not long into the journey, however, they start to have regrets and are filled with loneliness as they leave everything familiar to them.
Bradbury classifies the first wave of settlers to a new place as the Lonely Ones. These are the types of people who are restless, perhaps in search of greener pastures or escaping a bad situation on Earth. They have little or nothing to lose on Earth, but still miss their home planet when faced with a completely new way of life. Bradbury compares Earth to a "muddy baseball" underscoring the fact nostalgia still powerfully effects them.