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An extract from the 11th chapter of the serial published in The New Review (May 1895) was not included in the book version, as it was thought too violent. This portion of the story was published elsewhere as The Grey Man.

The Grey Man begins with the Traveller waking up in his Time Machine after escaping the Morlocks. He finds himself in the distant future of an Earth that is unrecognizable, seeing kangaroo-like hopping creatures being attacked and eaten by a giant centipede that comes out of the ground. It is implied that these are the future forms of the Eloi and Morlocks, respectively.

-taken from wikipedia

Anybody know where I can get my hands on this cut out piece of the story? (A book or a website that may have it.)

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Jason Abbadon
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If you find a source, pass it along to me: I've not read The Time Machine yet, but it's three away on my list of classics to read this year.
(I have, of course seen movie adaptations, but Wells is never faithfully translated into film).

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Well, you can read the novel online at multiple locations. It's this extract that's hard to find.
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I seem to recall a segment like this being in the version I read. The sun was also big and read, unless that happened after this bit.

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Well, he does go further into the future, and there are monsterous crab-like things, and then, further yet, nothing alive at all except for lichen-like growths. No kangaroos, though.

The ISFDB (what can't be I*DBed these days?) has no mention of a Wells story by that name. It does list a separately published extract from the novel. So I guess you could try to track down one of the anthologies listed there and see if this is it.

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Well, he does go further into the future, and there are monsterous crab-like things, and then, further yet, nothing alive at all except for lichen-like growths
Yeah thats the part I read in the book, but I never read anything about eloi kangaroos or morlock catepillars. The
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