The Stone the Rolled

All Rights Reserved ©


As the autobiography of our central character, Lobb the stone, develops, we see begins life at the dawn of the earth as a boulder on a mountain and ends up millions of years later as a pearl Lobb is a restless rock who wants to travel and see the world, always he seeks for somewhere else, somewhere he feels will be more interesting than where he is. Along the way he meets, dinosaurs, ducks, fish, frogs, seagulls, fish and othe creatures. He discovers magic skills he didn't know he had along the way; teaching willow trees to whistle and gradually, as the millennia roll by, he becomes smaller and smaller until no larger than a grain of sand. The same grain of sand which goes on to become a pearl

Children / Fantasy
Chris Oak
Age Rating:


Hey you! Have you heard the story of how the most wonderful pearl in the world came to be?

You haven’t? Well, come a little closer. That’s it, sit down in the comfy seat, curl your legs up, squiggle your bum down. Ready? OK, here we go.

How does a pearl come to be? Where does it come from? The sand that drifts inside an oyster. Yes, that’s true but why do they look like they do? Ah, now we’re getting to the point of it.

There was time. And there was a time before time. I was already old in the time before time, I had been there since the beginning, along with my brothers and sisters. We knew the place before everything, in the days before any animals, and birds, any dinosaurs and plants or trees, when there were no oceans and just one great big lump of land. We were old even then. We were, indeed are, the boulders, huge great rocks sitting all over the planet, just where we had always been.

You might think we just lie around the place not moving, breathing, talking or doing any of the things that humans do. That’s not surprising really, after all we’re nothing like you, or any other animals or living things. As far as you would think we’re probably not alive at all. And, anyway, what does that have to do with pearls?

I’ll tell you.

Those huge rocks and boulders are very much alive, but because we live for ever (or nearly) we tend to do everything in very slow motion.

Sometimes, rocks can do a little more than just say hello to their friends on the top of mountains. Some of them go to see the world.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Stephanie Hammer: Loving this series. Binge reading them is my current hobby!

Shyanne Frisbee: Just keeps getting better and better i love it

Anthe Constantinidou: This is the second time today that I start a book to find out that I need to go to another application to read. You should inform the reader before hand.

Ricole Litzenberger: Interesting plot. You write well it is easy for me to imagine the scenes as I read them.

Wishful Wandering : Super engaging!

Samantha Carpenter: This story was so amazing!!! I loved it so much I read this second book in one day!

Keturah Ann Garoutte: This is one amazing book sorry I got the title wrong lol

Fay Johnson: I likes the way everything is coming together

dontknowlove26: I hope their story ends happy this story felt to short but was SO GOOD!

More Recommendations

vampirewolf: I’m speechless this is such an amazing read. The plot all together really captures the reader (well it did for me) from what I read there wasn’t a single gramma mistake

Kayla B: Absolutely loved this story! Very well written and the story line was amazing!! Im looking forward to reading more of your books! Great job author, keep up the great work! ♡♡♡

Felicia Mann: The novel starts out good. Well written, a few grammatical misspellings, but not so bad that you can't figure out what the words are unlike some other stories I have read and just had to skip over some words because there was no deciphering them. You have a very good imagination, and the depth of...

Maddy Swanston: As usual an awesome read. Such a talented author. Thank you. Now for number five

Maddy Swanston: Looking forward to starting number 4.Love the way the gang is growing.

STARFISH: THIS IS BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ.I loveeeeee Levi. Book 1 is complete but Im so excited to read more. The book is triggering and sad but its really sweet and emotional. Poor Doriane..alot happens to her..its sad and alot happens to Levi to! I recommend this book ALOT ITS AMAZING.I...

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.