The Time Machine
"You have all heard what they have to say about this Fourth Dimension?"
"I have not," said the Provincial Mayor. (1.13-4)
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. (1.52)
The fact is, the Time Traveller was one of those men who are too clever to be believed [...]. [W]e distrusted him. (2.1)