Seeking refuge from the Morlocks as the New Moon approaches, the Time Traveler and Weena head out to the Palace of Green Porcelain. Unable to reach it before nightfall, they are forced to spend the night on a hillside, susceptive to any attack from the man-apes. This chapter serves mainly as a type of open forum for the thoughts of the Time Traveler. He ponders how the Morlocks came to be dominant and why he has an instinctive hate for them. His new plans are to create some type of weapon to fight the Morlocks with, find some source of fire the fend them off, and devise a way to open the bronze base of the White Sphinx.