Beneath by Perrin Briar is set in a very small coal mining town where mining coal is the only industry and activity. If a person were not involved in coal mining, they would not live there. In this short story, the reader can see that coal mining has not increased much in sophistication from the advent of coal mining, at least not in this town. Miners went into the darkness. Equipment failure of any type had the high probability of resulting in fatalities. There was an almost unbreakable bond of brotherhood joining coalminers so that in the event of a disaster, the slogan was like one used by the US military, “No one left behind.”