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This is part Eleven of Twenty-three. 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", "The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine", "The Hundredth Man", "Great Stone of Sardis", and "Captain's Tollgate" were also quite popular. "The Great Stone of Sardis" begins: It was about noon of a day in early summer that a westward-bound Atlantic liner was rapidly nearing the port of New York. Not long before, the old lighthouse on Montauk Point had been sighted, and the company on board the vessel were animated by the knowledge that in a few hours they would be at the end of their voyage. Also contains "The Water Devil, a Marine Tale". See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.