Cleaning their rooms Sally: Mommy says Daddy's boss is really important. Billy: Important shmortant. Sally: Mommy says we have to eat quietly. Billy: “Children are to be seen, but not heard.” Sally: I'm going to bring Isabel to dinner. Billy: Hey, if I can't bring Sidney, you can't bring that stupid doll. Sally: But Sidney's a snake. Nobody but you likes snakes. Billy: Speaking of snakes, where is Sidney? He's not in his cage. Sally: Eww! Mom's not going to like this. Billy: Shhh! Dad's coming. Don't say anything.
Bells are used in Christian churches as well as Hindu and Buddhist temples as a means of keeping evil away. The bell tolled at funerals is now explained as a signal to the living that a soul is passing to the other side and should be accompanied by prayers. But originally the tolling was intended to prevent evil forces from interfering with the soul's heavenward journey.