1904. Thonias Hewlings Stockton, clergyman, wrote fantastic tales for children under the pen name Frank R. Stockton. He also wrote books for adults. Among his amusing books for children Rudder Grange is the best known. "The Lady and the Tiger", "Adventures of Captain Horne", "Mrs. Null", "Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks" and "Mrs. Aleshine", "The Hundredth Man", "Great Stone of Sardis", and "Captain's Tollgate" were also quite popular. The story begins: A long, wide, and smoothly macadamized road stretched itself from the considerable town of Glenford onward and northward toward a gap in the distant mountains. It did not run through a level country, but rose and fell as if it had been a line of seaweed upon the long swells of the ocean. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.