High above Timberville 'Old Martin' stands guard. The last bell cast from the Martin Bell, and Cannon Foundry: a mighty work is he. Bigger than any other bell in the whole valley - his voice the crack of doom; able to shatter day into night, and when rung in the darkness hearts are renewed, and made strong. A church is a sanctuary where the faithful gather in times of trouble. It is a mighty fortress, and from its walls will issue forth the people of God. A little lamb has strayed, and now lost. It is a bell that will call alarm. Church bells tell: what they ring is the coming storm.
A desperate man runs to a small valley church. A father's love is a bell too. A father calls into the darkness his greatest need, setting a great bronze bell in motion, pulling with the strength of a father's greatest fears. BOOM the night breaks; the valley wakes. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM - the night shatters: the world will never be the same again. In hundreds of places boom, boom, boom echoes, and re echoes. The bells of the Shenandoah Valley shake the Blue Ridge, and a path is made straight. All over the valley, for more than twenty miles a voice is heard, and then it echoes. A hundred tiny churches, and fifty more large stately houses of God hear the call, and then call back. Hundreds of church bells begin to ring out boom, boom, boom, and by a quarter past nine the whole valley is aflame. For the second time in a hundred, and fifty years the valley burns. Something terrible is happening.
A child is lost. Taken by a monster. The search begins.