Haikus from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells

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The question had come
into my mind abruptly:
were these creatures fools?

As he turned off, like
the others, my temper got
the better of me.

And when I pressed her,
perhaps a little harshly,
she burst into tears.

'I grieved to think how
brief the dream of the human
intellect had been.

'I could already
hear their murmuring laughter
as they came towards me.

I looked at my watch,
and saw that I could barely
save that engagement.