A man was once going to Douglas to hear a great preacher. He left Surby soon after twelve o’clock on Saturday night, and as he was just going to cross the river near Ballasalla,...
Specific Location: Ballasalla
Down in the valley of St. Mark’s, near a little purling brook, lies the famous granite boulder, weighing between twenty and thirty tons, known by the name of Goddard Crovan’s stone. It was cast into this situation one day by Goddard Crovan, son of Harold the Black, of Iceland, who lived with his termagant wife in a great castle on the top of Barrule.
I have heard many Manxmen protest they have been carried insensibly great distances from home, and without knowing how they came there, found themselves on the top of a mountain.