The Time Machine: Novel Summary: Chapter Ten
As he nears the White Sphinx, the Time Traveler notices that the bronze panels have opened, revealing the time machine waiting for him inside the pedestal. Without a second thought, he enters the dark base and is almost immediately locked inside. Convinced their trap has worked flawlessly, the Morlocks begin to surround him, but what they don't realize is what the machine they had found is capable of. The Time Traveler faces some difficulty in reattaching the control levers as the Morlocks attack him, but he eventually disappears into the Fourth Dimension.