The Time Machine - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Sitting in the smoking room after dinner, the Time Traveler begins his story. He finished the time machine at ten o'clock that morning. When completed, he says he barely touched the forward lever and the clock read 3 p.m. He presses the lever again and the light gets dim. He is still in the room, but the maid does not see him when she walks through. He watches day and night pass in quick succession. Initially, he is still in his laboratory, but this changes and he is eventually outside. From there, he watches trees grow and wither and buildings going up and coming back down.

The feeling is exhilarating, but Time Traveler begins to worry about hitting something when he stops. He comes to a stop on a hill near a large winged white statue. He sees large buildings and begins to...

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