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By Leslie Hunt

It is a good plan to allow more time for winding in than it takes to send the kite up.  Without a reel, winding in becomes a task and takes away much of the kite flier's fun and enthusiasm.  It will be well to make a reel as soon as convenient if one expects to use more than a hundred yards of string at a time.  Do not wind in the string too fast or the kite may dart.  One or two plunges at a great height are nothing to worry about, but as the kite approaches the ground, difficulties begin to increase.  To land a kite successfully near at hand requires some skill, and one should strive to attain at least a reasonable amount of it.  There is no fun in finishing a successful flight with a disastrous landing.

When the kite has been brought down successfully, it should be detached from the flying string.  If it is a bow or box kite, it should be folded and made into a secure package.  Tailed kites should have their tails rolled up neatly and put into a paper sack kept for the purpose.  Tails so kept do not get tangled easily and are easily carried about.

Store the kites in a safe dry place away from mice and rats.  These animals and cockroaches are very fond of a paper and paste combination.  Highly colored kites should be kept out of strong light.  Take care of your kites.  While the actual cost of materials is small, the labor required to make them gives them a value worthy of the best of care.

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