Somehow, helping Ivan Andreyevich, the old man at seventy plus, to refurbish the ladder in the cellar, I noticed how difficult it is for him to come down, foot on the crossbar was shaking without any support under the heel and toe. Especially when in the hands was a load of potatoes, and especially bag. “There would be steps, — he was justified, noting my sympathetic glance, and then like a chicken on the roost.”
This served as an impetus for further modernization of the ladder. The idea is simple — nail the other side of the stairs, another series of the same rails, and each of the resulting pairs of beams to provide a stepping stone out of the Board.