Como poderíamos traduzir essa reação que parece ser de medo com desespero, descrita como "I felt faint and cold", no texto abaixo;
When I reached the lawn, I found that my worst fears were true. The Time Machine was nowhere to be seen. I felt faint and cold. I ran round the lawn quickly, checking every corner, then stopped suddenly. Above me was the white sphinx. It seemed to smile with pleasure at my problems.
WELLS, H.G. The Time Machine. Penguin Readers Level 4. Pearson Education, 2008, p. 22.