It really was a harebrained scheme – building a ladder to the moon – and Carly was laughed out of every scientific convention she presented it to.
“Perhaps the laws of physics do not apply in the world you are inhabiting, young lady.” She was told again and again, “But we simply cannot fund this insane project!”
But Carly knew that it was just a matter of time before someone realized the brilliance of her idea, and as she was not put off by mere matters of economics, she began the construction phase anyway.
Months later the ladder was finally complete, just in time for the Nobel Prize Committee. No one could quite explain how it was possible, but then there it was! Everyone wanted to know:
“How did you do it?”
“When one’s cat gets stuck on the moon,” Carly simply told them, “One will do almost anything to save it.”