The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us.
Clearly,' the Time Traveller proceeded, `any real body must have extension in FOUR directions: it must have Length, Breadth, Thickness, and--Duration.
Now, it is very remarkable that this is so extensively overlooked,' continued the Time Traveller, with a slight accession of cheerfulness.
Scientific people,' proceeded the Time Traveller, after the pause required for the proper assimilation of this, `know very well that Time is only a kind of Space.
But I have experimental verification,' said the Time Traveller.
Some sleight-of-hand trick or other,' said the Medical Man, and Filby tried to tell us about a conjurer he had seen at Burslem; but before he had finished his preface the Time Traveller came back, and Filby's anecdote collapsed.
The thing the Time Traveller held in his hand was a glittering metallic framework, scarcely larger than a small clock, and very delicately made.
The Time Traveller looked at us, and then at the mechanism.
This little affair,' said the Time Traveller, resting his elbows upon the table and pressing his hands together above the apparatus, `is only a model.
It took two years to make,' retorted the Time Traveller.
Then the Time Traveller put forth his finger towards the lever.
Certainly,' said the Time Traveller, stooping to light a spill at the fire.