Dangerous Things: Ladders

Horatio Slacks

Fable



Ladders have myriad uses, being of great value if one needs to assault a castle or clean the gutters. However, whatever the task at hand, the climber should take care to ensure the ladder is properly balanced and safely angled, and that a third party is present to 'spot' the climber. Further, this 'spotter' should be carefull to stand on the outside of the ladder, not underneath, and should ideally move quickly out of the way in the event the climber accidentally drops a very large joiner's mallet. In retrospect, a more apt name for this treatise should have been 'Dangerous Things: Joiner's Mallets'.