I pull the lever back to the rest position. The changes slow down.

The flickering starts again as I can detect day and night once more, then it slows down so I can see the sun and stars racing across the sky, then that slows down until it comes almost to a stop, the time machine is off now. I must be hundreds of years into the future. I can get up and look around. But is it safe? It the world peaceful now? Or violent? Or I am in the middle of road? What if somebody steals my machine? What if I have broken some law and they take me away?

Should I go forward again, even further and faster? Or should I push the lever back and go to my own time? Or should I do something else, like get off and look around?