The king of the country was also observant of it, and vowed that he who could discover whence the sounds proceeded, should have the title of "Universal Bell-ringer
," even if it were not really a bell.
He had a due value for the Vincys' house, but the wariest men are apt to be dulled by routine, and on worried mornings will sometimes go through their business with the zest of the daily bell-ringer
"I have so considered and reconsidered," said Sancho, "that the bell-ringer
's in a safe berth; as will be seen by what follows."
The sturdy landlord had a large pair of dull fish-like eyes, and the little man who had hazarded the remark about the moon (and who was the parish-clerk and bell-ringer
of Chigwell, a village hard by) had little round black shiny eyes like beads; moreover this little man wore at the knees of his rusty black breeches, and on his rusty black coat, and all down his long flapped waistcoat, little queer buttons like nothing except his eyes; but so like them, that as they twinkled and glistened in the light of the fire, which shone too in his bright shoe-buckles, he seemed all eyes from head to foot, and to be gazing with every one of them at the unknown customer.
At one corner of the church, near the door, stood the ancient font, and behind it a deep recess in which there hung the ropes for the bell-ringers
. Why should we not send a message out over London which would attract to us anyone who might still be alive?
Kathryn Greaves said: "We ring on a Sunday morning and we practice on Friday evenings.
ASunburyresident who is thought to be the world's oldest bell-ringer
celebrates his 100th birthday today (November 23).
sues Abingdon, Oxfordshire, in January.
sues A BELL-RINGER
who thought he was going to die when he was flung into the air is suing the church for damages.
Ripon kicks it all off with the Ripon Bell-Ringer
Handicap (4.05) the highlight, while York brings the curtain down next Saturday.
One devastated bell-ringer
said: "We received letters over the weekend inviting us all to a meeting at Church House but we had no idea what it was about.
One of the most exciting aspects of the tournament, Cody says, is the drawing for bell-ringer