Khufu told the Master Builder he wished to construct a tomb that would have at its top a door that opened directly onto the abode of the gods. The Master Builder said such a thing was impossible. The abode of the gods was beyond the reach of mortals. Khufu summoned the Lord High Executioner to come with his axe. The Master Builder apologized to the king and said he would do his best to obey him. “Not good enough,” said the king and nodded to the Lord High Executioner.