David pulled a smooth round stone from his leather pouch and took aim at a tree fifty paces away. Zing! The stone went straight to its target! Hitting a tree at that distance was hard, but hitting a lion or bear was even harder. He squinted up at the blue sky an fleecy white clouds as he thought about that. Guarding sheep as a shepherd was not an easy task for a teenage boy. Besides wild animals there were thieves and bandits in the hills surrounding Bethlehem.