About one-half mile into the woods of southwest Becket, a ghostly scene emerges. There sits the Hudson-Chester Granite Quarry with its 140-foot-deep chasm, a mine entrance, and an abandoned rail grade. Equipped with derricks, winches, drills, generators, and trucks, it appears ready for work except for 50 years of rust and encroaching forests. The impression is that the workers laid down their tools and went to lunch, never to return. The reality is much less mysterious.