When Felix Fenno flew his kite,
He found his hands were full;
It seemed determined to escape,
So strongly did it pull.
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
[title page] [Peter Newell]
Online edition by Marco
Graziosi, December 1999.