The TT has invited his guests for dinner to discuss the possibility of time travel and the fourth dimensions. "Say you can go back in time with your mind. Say you can recall a memory so vividly that you can go back to that particular moment..."
The TT lands and meets these small child like creatures. The Eloi. He descibes them as being very playful and welcoming to his arrival.
The TT is in a panic because the time machine has disappeared. He suspects that the Eloi have taken it but they are too weak to move something so heavy. With the help of clues, he finds that the time machine is locked in the base of the statue.
While spending time with the Eloi by the water, the TT spots frantic splashing in the water. He swims out and saves what appears to be a female, Weena. Even though she is frightened, Weena is beyond happy that he saved her and befriends him.
The TT finds the entrance to The Morlock's lair while he is with Weena. The TT isn't afraid of them or investigating but Weena is very afraid for the TT to go down into the well. He sees this but goes down anyway not knowing the horrors he'd soon see.
The Morlock's lair is dark with constant fire in the background. The TT discovers bones and that the Morlock's are nocturnal and that they are afraid of fire. But the one horrifying detail that changes opinion about them is that The Morlock's eat the Eloi.