scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: War Kites?
Bill Nelson (bnelson45@HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 05 2000 - 16:53:29 CDT
>> ARMED KITES
>> "Armed Kites are of a more relentless and bloodthirsty order than the
>> strategic unarmed warrior. The peculiar mission of these rampant champions
>> of the air is to cut the enemy off from his base of supplies; then with a
>> satisfied wriggle, and a fiendish wag of the tail, this ferocious flyer
>> sails serenely on, while his ruined victim falls helplessly to the earth,
>> or ignominiously hangs himself a some uncongenial tree, where his skeleton
>> will struggle and swing until beaten to pieces by the very element that
>> sustained him in his elevation before his thread of life was cut. In this
>> sport, new to most Northern boys, they will find an exciting and healthy
>> Pastime, one that will teach them to think and act quickly, a quality that
>> when acquired may be of infinite service to them in after years."
Seton would have had a fit!