Science: Mysterious Trail

Professor Ernest A. Rudge of West Ham Municipal College was on a picnic with his wife near Holyfield, twelve miles northeast of London, when he first noticed the odd, pear-shaped stone. Made of pebbles embedded in sandstone (conglomerate), it looked like a pudding full of raisins. To Archeologist Rudge the stone seemed out of place in that area; there is no native conglomerate within five miles.

Their scientific curiosity aroused, Professor & Mrs. Rudge began scouting the area, soon came across another pudding stone. After questioning villagers and gamekeepers of Epping Forest, they found three more. All five of the stones were...

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