The Great Stone of Sardis

Frank R. STOCKTON (1834 - 1902)

The home of Roland Clewe, a small house plainly furnished, but good enough for a bachelor's quarters, stood not half a mile from the station, and near it were the extensive buildings which he called his Works. Here were laboratories, large machine-shops in which many men were busy at all sorts of strange contrivances in metal and other materials; and besides other small edifices there was a great round tower --like structure, with smooth iron walls thirty feet high and without windows, and which was lighted and ventilated from the top. This was Clewe's special workshop; and besides old Samuel Block and such workmen as were absolutely necessary and could be trusted, few people ever entered it but himself. The industries in the various buildings were diverse, some of them having no apparent relation to the others. Each of them was expected to turn out something which would revolutionize something or other in this world, but it was to his lens-house that Roland Clewe gave, in these days, his special attention. Here a great enterprise was soon to begin, more important in his eyes than anything else which had engaged human endeavor. . . .

Genre(s): General Fiction, Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Arrival of the Euterpe-Thalia Lucy Lo Faro
00:15:14
Play 02 The Sardis Works Lucy Lo Faro
00:10:25
Play 03 Margaret Raleigh Lucy Lo Faro
00:12:19
Play 04 The Mission of Samuel Block Lucy Lo Faro
00:21:56
Play 05 Under Water Lucy Lo Faro
00:13:38
Play 06 Voices from the Polar Seas Lucy Lo Faro
00:15:32
Play 07 Good News Goes from Sardis Lucy Lo Faro
00:13:53
Play 08 The Devil on the Dipsey Lucy Lo Faro
00:10:40
Play 09 The Artesian Ray Lucy Lo Faro
00:18:11
Play 10 'Lake Shiver' Lucy Lo Faro
00:19:14
Play 11 They Believe it is the Polar Sea Lucy Lo Faro
00:12:54
Play 12 Captain Hubbell Takes Comand Lucy Lo Faro
00:14:25
Play 13 Longitude Everything Lucy Lo Faro
00:17:39
Play 14 A Region ofNothingness Lucy Lo Faro
00:18:10
Play 15 The Automatic Shell Lucy Lo Faro
00:13:14
Play 16 The Track of the Shell Lucy Lo Faro
00:20:33
Play 17 Captain Hubbell Declines to go Whaling Lucy Lo Faro
00:16:22
Play 18 Mr. Marcy's Canal Lucy Lo Faro
00:17:06
Play 19 The Icy Gateway Lucy Lo Faro
00:20:26
Play 20 'This Is How I Love You' Lucy Lo Faro
00:10:32
Play 21 The Cave of Light Lucy Lo Faro
00:16:37
Play 22 Clewe's Theory Lucy Lo Faro
00:13:35
Play 23 The Last Dive of the Dipsey Lucy Lo Faro
00:11:40
Play 24 Rovinski Comes to the Surface Lucy Lo Faro
00:22:41
Play 25 Laurels Lucy Lo Faro
00:35:41