|One day a shipload of Pirates stormed the gates of Heaven.
The Pirates quickly took over the gate area of Heaven causing
confusion and great distress, the tranquility of Heaven was broken.
The Gate Angel was distraught and thought for three whole days to
find a way to get rid of his unwanted guests.
The Gate Angel then had an Idea and on the third day he walked to
the Gates of Heaven, he looked out and lifted his arm and pointed
out to the clouds . â€œA ship! A ship!â€� he loudly shouted.
The Pirates quickly ran to the gate, â€œA ship? Where?â€� they
asked. â€œThere two points to the lee.â€� Said the Gate Angel
adding, "Look! it's gone behind the clouds."
The Pirates ran out of the gate towards their ship shouting, â€œA
Chasse, A Chasse !â€�. They climbed aboard their ship and sailed
to where the Gate Angel had pointed and as they did so the Gates
of Heaven were closed behind them.
It became clear that there was no ship and that the Gate Angel had
tricked them into leaving Heaven.
"There is nothing for us here." said the Pirate Captain and turned
the ship and sailed in the opposite direction indicated by the Gate
Angel and away from Heaven.
After a while the ships Boy, the youngest of all the Pirates, asked
the Captain, â€œBut Captain, why are we sailing away from
Heaven? why don't we go back and storm the gates again, it would
be even easier this time.â€�
The Captain smiled to the rest of the crew, the crew smiled back
and to the Boy he said, â€œThe Gate Angel lied!â€�.
Solon - Peiran circa 560 BC