In their heyday, Long John Silver, Blackbeard and Jesse James stole plenty of money and jewels.
Bless Pete, somewhere out there are hundreds of old treasure maps with bloody directions scrawled on ’em as to where all those strong boxes are buried.
That’s how you keep secrets from prying, greedy eyes.
It seems foolish to bury good stuff, though, seeing how something always happens to prevent us from digging it up later.
Sometimes, well-meaning folks will fill boxes with current information and plant it in places they call cornerstones.