Paean to Kiteflying in the Year l897

George Varney
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There is no more elegant pastime than kiteflying, nor one of wider adaptation. The sport may be pursued in all weathers except violent storms.

A kite may be flown from a hilltop, a housetop or a plain, or from any kind of watercraft, as it idly floats or swiftly rushes over the wide seas.

The most active of boys does not find kiteflying too tame, for him, neither is it unsuitable for girls, who are quite likely to excel the boys in the skillful construction of the toy; while guiding this creature of the sky is not less elegant than leading a pet dog of freakish behavior.

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