The family of a young boy had arrived at their new house in a new village.
Whilst his mum and dad were unpacking everything, the young boy went for a walk to look around.
He came upon a church and heard the tower bell ring.
Finding a priest, the young boy said, “I would realy like to learn how to ring that big bell”.
The priest replied, “well just follow me up the tower and I will show you the ropes”.
Once up there, the priest said, “Now, stand back here,
run as fast as you can and bow your head just before you hit the bell”.
The trick is to hit the bell with the top of your head. Like this.
The priest ran at the bell, bowed his head, and hit the bell…..BONNNGGGG !!!!
“Wow”, the small boy said. Let me have a go.
The boy ran flat out at the bell, but didn’t bow his head in time and hit the bell with his face …. Bb
“no, you must hit the bell with the top of your head”, the priest said.
The boy tried again running as fast as he could.
But still he didn’t bow his head in time and hit the bell with his face … Bb
Determined to get it right, the boy took a deep breath and ran at the bell.
About half way to the bell, he bowed his head.
But because he couldn’t see where he was going, he missed the bell and went out the opening,
landing on the ground 40 feet below.
By the time the priest got to where the boy had landed unconscious, a small group of people had arrived
Along with the local policeman.
The policeman moved everyone aside and called out, “does anyone know who this boy is ?”.
The priest came forward and said, “Just met him. I don’t know his name, but his face rings a bell”