He searched among the roots of this tree and found a "thunderstone."
He describes the "thunderstone" as an "agglomeration of brick, soot, unburned coal, and cinder."
Meunier tells of another "thunderstone" said to have fallen in North Africa.
In Notes and Queries, 2-8-92, a writer says that he had a "thunderstone," which he had brought from Jamaica.
The thunderstone, or thunderbolt, was supposed to have no power of harming any one who was asleep, or who wore laurel leaves.