by Laurence Anholt (Barron's Educational)
There were no spaceships or airplanes when Zoro was a boy. The sky belonged to the birds. But one man dreamed of incredible flying machines. "One day, Zoro," he told his pupil, "people will sail through the clouds and look down at the world below." Zoro was curious. He knew that his teacher did more than merely dream about the future, but was an artist and inventor. Then came a day when Zoro made an astonishing discovery. His teacher was building a mysterious machine - a machine intended to fly!