sicken more people.
Both Elliot and E.T. sicken from a mystery ailment, and it's a race with time to get E.T. to his people before they both succumb.
The plain purpose of exposing hundreds of millions of people would seem to be to kill and sicken more people.
Solving problems is, in fact, one of the easiest ways to sicken society.
In the wild state it does great damage among poultry, and frequently makes off with the young of swine and sheep. When hunted it makes a determined resistance, and emits a scent so strong as even to sicken the dogs, who nevertheless are exceedingly fond of the sport, and cannot be got to pursue any other game while the stench of the zibeth is in their nostrils.
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