THETIMEMACHINEby

THETIMEMACHINEby:H.G.WellsAgroupofmen,includingthenarrator,islisteningtotheTimeTravellerdiscusshistheorythattimeisthefourthdimension.TheTimeTravellerproducesaminiaturetimemachineandmakesitdisappearintothinair.Thenextweek,theguestsreturn,tofindtheirhoststumblein,lookingdisheveledandtired.Theysitdownafterdinner,andtheTimeTravellerbeginshisstory.TheTimeTravellerhadfinallyfinishedworkonhistimemachine,anditrocketedhimintothefuture.Whenthemachinestops,intheyear802,701AD,hefindshimselfinaparadisiacalworldofsmallhumanoidcreaturescalledEloi.Theyarefrailandpeaceful,andgivehimfruittoeat.Heexploresthearea,butwhenhereturnshefindsthathistimemachineisgone.Ithasbeenputinsidethepedestalofanearbystatue.Hetriestopryitopenbutcannot.Inthenight,hebeginstocatchglimpsesofstrangewhiteape-likecreaturestheEloicallMorlocks.TheTimeTravellerhadfinallyfinishedworkonhistimemachine,anditrocketedhimintothefuture.Whenthemachinestops,intheyear802,701AD.Theyarefrailandpeaceful,andgivehimfruittoeat.Heexploresthearea,butwhenhereturnshefindsthathistimemachineisgone.Hedecidesthatithasbeenputinsidethepedestalofanearbystatue.Hetriestopryitopenbutcannot.Inthenight,hebeginstocatchglimpsesofstrangewhiteape-likecreaturestheEloicallMorlocks.HedecidesthattheMorlockslivebelowground,downthewellsthatdotthelandscape.Meanwhile,hesavesoneoftheEloifromdrowning,andshebefriendshim.HernameisWeena.TheTimeTravellerfinallyworksupenoughcouragetogodownintotheworldofMorlockstotrytoretrievehistimemachine.HefindsthatmatchesareagooddefenseagainsttheMorlocks,butultimatelytheychasehimoutoftheirrealm.TheTimeTravellermakesseveralmorestops.Inadistanttimehestopsonabeachwhereheisattackedbygiantcrabs.Hethentravelsthirtymillionyearsintothefuture.Theairisverythin,andtheonlysignoflifeisablackblobwithtentacles.Heseesaplaneteclipsethesun.Hethenreturntothepresenttime.Thenextday,heleavesagain,butneverreturns.