There is a story of a pioneer couple, Zeb and Martha, who staked a claim and settled down in an area where neighbors were few and far between. They built a cabin to live in, and a barn and corral for their livestock. In front of the cabin was a tree, and on the tree Zeb hung a big bell. He explained to Martha that there were outlaws roaming around. “When I’m out in the field,” he said, “I want you to ring this bell in case you really need me. But, remember, ring the bell only in an emergency.” Days later, as Zeb rode into the fields to cut wood, he heard the bell ring and he immediately headed…
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