When Felix Fenno flew his kite,
    He found his hands were full;
It seemed determined to escape,
    So strongly did it pull.
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  But presently the whizzing shot
    The kite-string neatly parted,
And, like an air-ship on a cruise,
    His precious kite departed!


Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate 22.

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Online edition by Marco Graziosi, December 1999.

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