Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN, in which the pirates enjoy their own funeral

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN on Project Gutenberg

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?


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. 

The mission:
To what does Donne compare “any man’s death?”

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