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L.C Can I retell part of a Greek myth?
Once upon a time, Daedalus, was a great inventor, was locked inside a tall tower with his son Icarus. They longed to return to Athens but king Minos was freighted they would spread the secret of the labyrinth if he released them.
Inside the labyrinth there was half bull and half man with big sharp teeth and a big fat nose. It was a Minotaur.
They got imprisoned on an island. Every day they got a bird seed. They surreptitiously put a bird seed on the windowsill and they got the feathers of the birds and made them into wings. One rule Icarus “DON’T FLY TO CLOSE TO THE SUN ICARUS” said Daedalus but Icarus didn’t listen he was to excited. Icarus and Daedalus flew out of the window Icarus just went up and up and up and up and then he just fell at 100 miles per hour down towards the sea. And he was never to be seen again.
ONE DAY ON AN ISLAND WAS RULED BY A ANGRY KING THAT KING WAS KING MINOS. KING MINOS WAS A VERY SCARY KING WHO ALSO WAS FAT AND SO, SO GREEDY.
ONE DAYON THE ISLAND THERE WAS TWO PEOPLE CALLED DEADELUS AND ICARUS. THEN KING MINOS ANGRLY SHOUTED “BUILD ME A PLACE WHERE A TERRIBLE BEAST CAN BE IN. SO DEADELUS DID WHAT HE WAS TOLD.
INSIDE OF THE PLACE THERE WAS A HORRORFING BEAST WHO WAS FEEDED ON HUMAN FLESH. SO PEOPLE DIED.
BUT THEN KING MINOS SAID “SORRY YOU CANT LEAVE NOT EVEN THE SECRET SO THEN KING MINOS LOCKED THEM UP BUT GAVE THEM GLIMERING GOLD AND DELECTBLE FOOD.
BUT THEN DEADELUS HAD A IDEA. HE COULD GET BIRD WINGS TO MAKE WINGS THEN HE SOUD THE WINGS TO GETHER AND THEN STUCK HOT BOILING WAX ON BOTH OF EACH OTHERS SHOULDERS THEN THEY HAD TO DRY.
THEN THE MOMENT CAME THEY COULD NOW FLY SO DEADELUS NUGED ICARUS OF THE SIDE. DEADELUS QUICKLY SHOUTED TO ICARUS “DON’T FLY TO CLOSE TO THE SUN” BUT THEN HE FLEW TO HIGH ONLY A COUPLE SECENDS THEN ALL DEADELUS COULD DO WAS WATCH HIS SON DIE IN THE OCEAN PAST THE SHARKS THE EELS AND THE SQUIDS.
Once upon a time, there was a man called Daedalus, who was a brilliant inventor, One day king Minos told Daedalus to build a palace, then king Minos did not want to revel the secret of the labyrinth. So he put Daedalus and Icarus into a tall tower.
Then one day Daedalus, got a feather of a bird. He had an Idea, then he said to his son Icarus
“Icarus I’m Gonne make four peres of wings, then we fly of and we will be free.”
When Daedalus finished making the wings he put it on and his son put his on. And Daedalus nuched Icarus out off the window, and Icarus to fly and his father said
“Don’t go to close to the sun!”
But Icarus ignored his father, so Icarus flew higher and higher to the sun, Icarus was swetting, the wax was melting from his body, he remembered what his father said
“Don’t go to close to the sun!”
Then suddenly he fell down, his father didn’t catch him, the birds didn’t catch him too, Daedalus watched his son fall into the dark blue sea with eels and sharks, so Daedalus didn’t save Icarus.
Once upon a time, Daedalus who was a great inventor, was locked inside a tall spiralling tower with is son Icarus. They longed to return to Athens but king Minos was frightened they would reveal the secret of the labyrinth if he released them. For many years they languished in the tower staring out over the glittering sea.
Daedalus made a lot of different statues but the best one of all was the labyrinth with a man eating minotaur in the middle. If anyone dared to go in there they would not come out alive. It was pitch black in there so it would have been quite scary and frightening.
Daedalus and Icarus was prisoned on the island until one day they saw a bird and the bird left a feather and then it gave Daedalus a great idea. They left some seeds on a ledge and then they plucked out some feathers out of a bird to make wings.
Daedalus made 4 pairs of wings he collected feathers of birds for years and years, Daedalus made them lots of different colours. Icarus’s father told him not to fly to close to the sun just before Daedalus pushed his son of the winder sill.
Of cause Icarus ignored his father and plummeted down into the deep blue sea with all the sharks, eels and sadly he died.
Daedalus and Icarus
Once upon a time, Daedalus, who was a great inventor, was told to come to Crete to build the king a new palace. For under the palace would be a labyrinth were no man or woman would escape. Only Daedalus knew the way out because he built it so he got locked in a tall tower with his son Icarus. For many months Daedalus and Icarus had been in the tower.
Daedalus had no idea how to escape. “How will we ever escape?” asked Daedalus.
“Fly.” Snorted Icarus.
“That’s a great idea!” said Daedalus.
So every day he gave the birds some seeds and asked them for one feather in return. One night he stayed up and made two pairs of wings out of feathers and stuck it together with wax.
The next day Daedalus woke up Icarus really early “can I see if these fit you?” Asked Daedalus whispering.
“ok but why so early?” asked Icarus yawning.
“just put the wings on we better go now” replied Daedalus.
So Icarus put the wings on and Daedalus pushed him out of the window Daedalus jumped out after him “remember don’t fly to close to the sun” yelled Daedalus. But Icarus couldn’t here and went to close to the sun. He felt the sun beaming on his back he began to float downwards with the feathers. And all what was left was a few feathers on top of the sea and all Daedalus could do was watch.
Once upon a time, Daedalus, who inventor, was locked inside king Minos massive tower with is son Icarus. They longed to return to Athens but king Minos was frightened they would reveal the secret of the labyrinth if he released them. For many months they languished in the tower staring out over the deep blue sea. Was a great
Every morning they would put some bird seeds on the window sill and waited for the birds to come and eat them, there was a plan to get a feather each day but it took them months and months and day and days.
“Finally” he yelled “finally we have enough feathers”. He soud them together with the bed string and stuck the wings on there shoulders with wax. “What’s the plan?” cried Icarus; “you’ll see” replied Daedalus.
“Get the wings on and I’ll push you off the window sill”. “Don’t fly to near to the sun or you will fall”. He zoomed up into the sky and even saw birds he said “you can’t go higher me”.
He was going so high and was having so much fun he didn’t nosiest the wax melting. He spiralled into the deep blue sea. His father couldn’t watch and he never saw him again.
Once upon a time Daedalus, who was a great inventor, was locked inside a tall tower with is son Icarus. They longed to return to Athens but king Minos was frightened they would be revelling the secret o the labyrinth if he released them. For many moths they languished in the tower staring out the blue sea
King Minos asked Daedalus and Icarus to build a labyrinth so they did what he said they was getting tired of it because there was so many walls. Icarus cried how long it is going to take.
They was locked in prison for a long time until a bird dropped by they left a father every time because Daedalus was inventing something. But he surreptitiously did it without Icarus knowing. He splodged the wax to make the fathers stick
One morning Icarus woke up and two pairs of wings on his bed. HE Whispered “We are going two fly”. He laugh “we cant fly “he pushed him off the window sill. He put the hot wax on his back his dad said “don’t fly to near to the sun or else ……..
He flew out of the window. He got the hand of it. He was having so much fun. So he forgot what his Dad said. So he went to near to the sun and his wings suddenly fell of he dropped down then he was never seen again…
Once upon a time Daedalus was a good man. He was looked up in a tall tower. they but seeds on the window. Then the birds but fevers on the window. They where giving the birds seeds so they could get fevers he but the seeds there every day on the window. Then every day the birds give them fevers. The birds give them lots of fevers so they had lots of fevers so they started to stick the fevers on so they was sticking them on then they did the first one then they started to do the next fever they was doing the same on each siled. So they the fevers together Then he did it then he had he’s fevers they ran out. And then he went up in to the sky and he said don’t fly to near the sun but he did not listen and he went to near the sun and he fell in the see and he was never seen agene.
Once upon a time, Daedalus, who was a great inventor,
was trapped inside a massive tower with his son Icarus.
The tower was so tall that if you looked at it from a distance it would look like it was hovering over the ocean. Daedalus and Icarus both wanted to return to Athens , but king Minos was worried that they would spread the secret of the winding corridors of the labyrinth they built, so he wouldn’t let them leave.
Daedalus had had enough of the tower, even though they got shimmering gold and delectable food to eat. “we’re going to escape Icarus” said Daedalus, so every day he would catch a bird and take just one feather.
Finally he had plucked enough feathers that he could make two pairs of wings. “so are we going to fly!?” asked Icarus in disbelief
“yes” replied Daedalus splodging hot wax on to his and Icarus’s shoulders . finally the wings were stuck on and ready to go. Icarus stood on the edge of the window sill and…
Icarus plummeted down out of the tower then soared up into the air. “don’t fly to high to the sun!” cried Daedalus. But Icarus couldn’t hear because he was so high in the sky.
Icarus could start to feel that extraordinary heat beaming down on him. Then suddenly one single feather fell off his wings and he started to float down. Then a load of feathers fell and Icarus plunged down into the ocean. Splash! Icarus was never seen again.
By Maxwell y4