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The blue kite

The kite was made of blue rip-stop nylon. I bought it at a toy store in Wilmington, North Carolina. It was a triangular box kite with extended wing panels, suitable for the brisk winds of Wrightsville beach. With “some assembly required” completed, 1100 feet of twenty-pound test monofilament, and a stabilizing tail attached, the kite filled the back of my blue VW squareback. Off to the beach!

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