This was no accident he was here by his own design and, expecting some sort of action whilst sat in his latest contraption.
He pushed a lever forward, engaging both clutch and gears feeling the motor spin into motion… he would soon move through the years.
The engine first spluttered and… flustered, he watched the dial begin at 1900 then climb up steadily through a decade and more. To be sure he could believe his own eyes a look through his window, sees him espy passers-by some jostle in their rush, others strolling deep in their chat. He was on the outside looking into another world. Pushing the lever forward again, he watched as the mannequin in the shop window opposite was dressed in many different styles as the years advanced, occasionally outrageous fashions yet, he remained entranced… as time, for him, marched on.
‘The Time Machine’ was written by H. G. Wells in 1895. Very forward thinking for that time.
It tells the story of an inventor in Victorian England constructs a time-travelling machine which he uses to travel to the future. There was a movie made in 1960 with Rod Taylor, Alan Young and Yvette Mimieux.
Another was made in 2002 with Guy Pierce in the lead role which was directed by Simon Wells, the author’s great-grandson. I’m not too sure I’d want to time travel in that old chair but, it is pretty Victorian looking.
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