"When Minos learned of Theseus' escape, he blamed Daedalus. As punishment, he imprisoned Daedalus and his son, Icarus, in the Labryinth." (149).
"How could he and Icarus use the air as a means of escape? He searched the sky to find an answer. Could the seagulls gliding above his head provide a clue?" (149).
I have an idea!
"If you fly too high, the sun will scorch your feathers and melt their wax. Therefore, but sure to fly halfway between the two. Just follow me." (149).
Follow my lead, Icarus.
"In his eagerness to reach the sky, he boldly deserted his guid and soared higher and higher...the sun's heat dissolved the wax that bound his feathers together...'Oh, Father! Father! I am finished!' " (150).
"As Deadalus frantically flew about calling his son, he spied Icarus's feathers scattered upon the sea below." (150).
"Daedalus descended to the nearest island to recover and bury Icarus's body and to perform the customary funeral rites. As he grieved, a partridge looked on, chirping joyfully at Daedalus's sorrows. Perdix was avenged." (150).