Not even Icarus had seen his father's secret workshop. It was the first turn on the left along the second tunnel off the main ventilation sheft.

Icarus entered the workshop for the first--and last--time.

Four gigantic wings were suspended by lines from the ceiling. They slowly turned in the updraft.

Each wing was made from the bones of thousands of birds, bound with hair and glued together for extra strength. Attached to each wing by wax were hundreds of feathers. A series of straps on each wing showed clearly what their purpose was. 

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