“This is it! This is really it!” Grayvey said to no one in particular. Eagerly, he spun the dial back randomly. “One hundred and forty thousand years should be enough for a start,” he mused. Stepping into his patented “Temporal Redistribution Device” (“time machine” was so passé), he rubbed his hands in excitement at the thought of seeing the world before human history.
And then he was standing in a room. Gray walls surrounded him. Three beings, in appearance as men, sat in chairs and looked on him without surprise. “You really are not supposed to be here,” said the one in the middle. And Grayvey was no more.
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