HAVE A SENSE OF DIRECTION?
STEALING THE BELL
In the North Sea at Firth of Tay, Scotland there is a dangerous rock to navigators.
Every tide that comes in covers the rock just beneath the surface of the waters.
Many ships have been damaged by this hidden rock.
The Abbot of Aberbrothok fixed a great warning bell and attached it to the rock.
Several years the bell ringing was a sound of warning to all ships passing the danger.
No ship was damaged in this time.
A sea pirate stole the bell off the rock and sold it for a good profit.
12 months later the pirate that stole the bell, was on a speedy mission and while sailing his ship through the area, crashed his vessel, and he and his
crew perished in the icy cold waters of the North Sea.
The pirate perished on the dangerous rocks because he saw little value in the warning bell for sea goers.
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