• To tell the truth, the chariot was an astonishing sight to behold, because I had polished the steel of my flying house so carefully that it reflected the sunlight on all sides. It was so bright and dazzling that I thought, myself, that I had been carried away in a chariot of fire.

    "The Other World: Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon". Book by Cyrano de Bergerac, 1657.