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“Daedalus And Icarus”
Daedalus lived in ancient Greece in Europe, during the reign of King Minos. He was very intelligent and created a lot of stuff. He was the inventor of the leading at that time.
One day, King Minos ordered Daedalus to build a Maze for confining stepson, Minotaur. The labyrinth was a sort of cave with a narrow winding road and had many turns were confusing. People who go into it would get lost and could not find a way out.
After Daedalus finished building a Labyrinth, King Minos did not want him to divulge the secrets of the Maze to others, then he imprisoned Daedalus together with young son, Icarus on a remote island.
Of course they did not want to live forever imprisoned. Every time they figured out on how to escape. Daedalus saw the birds flying. He thought. “How can birds fly? It would free if like them. “
He continued to pay attention to how the bird was flapping its wings and lifted into the air.
Finally he decided to make a pair of wings for Icarus and another pair for himself. They collected feathers and shaped it into a large wing. They used wax to glue the feathers of the bird. They bind the wings on their shoulders and arms. It’s totally as a new hopes of them.
They tried the wings and it worked! They fly!
Daedalus warned Icarus, “Son, remember, you could not fly too close to the sea, because I’m afraid you’ll fall into the water and drowned.”
“And,” Daedalus continued, “You also did not fly too high. If you’re too close to the sun, the wax will melt your wings and feathers would have been released. “
“Do not worry, father,” said Icarus, “I’ll be careful.”
They also departed. At first everything went smoothly and okay. They flied over the vast sea. Eventually Icarus bored due to fly straight. He started playing around and flied up and down. His father continued to warn him to be careful.
But Icarus was having fun and did not want to stop. He flew higher and higher. Suddenly he realized that he was a little difficult to fly. Apparently, right, wax on his wings melted and some feathers had been detached. He flew modestly, but too late, feather wings more and more loose and could no longer support the weight of his body. Icarus fell into the sea and drowned.
Daedalus was very anxious to see his son fell into the sea. He was looking for Icarus and only found his body. Finally Daedalus sadly brought the body of Icarus ashore and buried. The End.