Many people had talked about it. Many had dreamed of it. Some had tried but no one had succeeded. All had failed.
But he would succeed. He would find a way to build the world’s first stairway to heaven.
He started mixing the concrete and laying the base. He formed the bricks and laid one step after another.
He would climb far into the sky above the world all the way to the moon and on to heaven itself.
Up and up: a stariway to heaven.
“Come and help me!” he called to the passersby. ” Come! Bring concrete! Bring bricks! Anything you have!”
“Dad!” yelled his son. “Please come down from the roof. You’ll fall!”