This Week's Story

The Only Escape, Part 1

Discover fascinating people and ideas in American history and the Bible through short stories on This Week's Story mp3 audio and text for reading.

Orville and Wilbur Wright are ready for a new challenge. Pioneer aviation!

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“Father, you built this maze for the king.  How do we escape from it?”

“Son, there is only one way.  We must beat the law of gravity and fly.”

Daedalus was used to inventing extreme measures. With twigs and branches from willow trees and wax, he made gigantic wings for himself and his young son.  He taught Icarus to move his body and wings so that he could catch wind currents and fly.

He warned Icarus, “Keep away from the sun, or its...
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