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Young Yvette had read everything she could get her hands on about the great American, Ben Franklin. She drank in his exploits of science with all the enthusiasm of a young learner.


When she woke up late one evening to the sound of a thunder storm, she knew what she had to do. Fortunately her parents were too busy preparing dinner to notice her sneak out the side door with a red kite and a skeleton key.


Electricity would be hers that night. She believed.


Victorian girl Paris France lightning storm science kite key

Ode to Ben Franklin, Paris Girl Flies Her Kite during a Lightning Storm

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