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- In spring the little boys look up and stare
To see me ride so proudly in the air.
My strength all goes when once the bond is parted,
And on the wind I drift off broken-hearted.
- Cao Xueqin, 《紅樓夢》 (The Story of the Stone); Tan-chun's riddle in Chapter 22.
- Children return home in haste after school,
Eager to fly kites when there is yet wind.
- Gao Ding, 《村居》 ("Living in a Village")