The world above was far more fascinating than Jack had ever imagined. Clouds firm enough to stand upon reflected the brightly shining moonlight. There was no treasure, nor anyone to appraise the view. Yet such things would have paled in comparison to the sense of accomplishment he had attained. In order to keep the moment ever vivid in his memory, he chopped off a branch of the tree before beginning his climb back down.
The card combines two stories. "Jack and the Beanstalk" is an English fairy tale, where a gigantic beanstalk grows overnight which Jack climbs to a land high in the sky to fetch goose's golden eggs and deceive giant; in the end Jack chops down the beanstalk. In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is an immense tree that is central in Norse cosmology, in connection to which the nine worlds exist. The generally accepted meaning of Old Norse Yggdrasill is "Odin's horse", meaning "gallows". This interpretation comes about because drasill means "horse" and Ygg(r) is one of Odin's many names.
The name Jack probably originated as a medieval diminutive of the name John, originally as "Jackin" (earlier Jankin). Alternatively it may be derived from the name Jacques, which is the French form of the name Jacob. There is also a theory that it is Celtic in origin, meaning "Healthy, Strong, Full of Vital Energy" (compare the Welsh word iach, "health"). Whatever its origin, the name and also the word "jack" were long used as a term to refer to any man, especially of the common classes.