Daedalus stared up at thew sky and the seagulls that circled overhead.If only he was as free as a bird. if only he and his son could fly away... and then he had an idea which was both brilliant and ambitious.
I will build a pair of wings!!!
It would take some time, days,weeks even, but he would build a pair of wings for his son and himself exactly the same as the wings on the seagull but on a much larger scale.
Scattered around the beach were seagull feathers. Daedalus instructed his son to collect as many as he could find...
He worked carefully to build the wings studying the exact angle and shape of the seagulls and examining how the birds flew.
At last, six weeks after they had escaped from the labyrinth the wings were ready
With these wings you will fly like a bird, but be careful. make sure you don't fly too close to the sun. If you do, the wax that hold the feathers together will melt...
Icarus nodded quickly. in truth he was barely listening. Hiding on the shor of the island had been boring. he had spent weeks doing nothing more exciting with his days than collecting feathers and catching fish for his father and himself to eat. And now at last they had the chance to escape.