Throughout centuries, bells have rung as a part of daily life—calls to order, announcing the time of day or a celebration or a funeral. In some times, bells were thought to have divine power or the ability to ward off evil spirits.
Your mission for this chapter:
What city in 1502 and 1514 used bells to try and quell a tempest?
Use this website: http://www.handbells.org.au/history/genhist.htm
Feel like a double dog dare challenge? Then go for this mission, too!
Made famous by Ernest Hemingway’s novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls, in 1624 John Donne wrote a meditation on the tolling of the bells which announced a death.
To what does Donne compare “any man’s death?”
Use this website: http://www.skrause.org/reading/donne.shtml