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anecdote
used in The Time Machine

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Definition
a short story that is true — often told for amusement or to make a point
  • The Journalist tried to relieve the tension by telling anecdotes of Hettie Potter.
    Chapter 2 (78% in)
  • 'Some sleight-of-hand trick or other,' said the Medical Man, and Filby tried to tell us about a conjurer he had seen at Burslem; but before he had finished his preface the Time Traveller came back, and Filby's anecdote collapsed.
    Chapter 1 (57% in)

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