QUOTATION: Three million of such stones would be needed before the work was done.
Three million stones of an average weight of 5,000 pounds, every stone cut precisely to fit into its destined place in the great pyramid. From the quarries they pulled the stones across the desert to the banks of the Nile. Never in the history of the world had so great a task been performed. Their faith gave them strength, and their joy gave them song.
ATTRIBUTION: William Faulkner (1897-1962), U.S. author, screenwriter, Harry Kurnitz, screenwriter, Harold Jack Bloom, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Hamar (voiceover) (Alexis Minotis), Land of the Pharaohs (1955).
Voiceover narration describing the construction of the pyramid.