William Bartram Quote
Behold him rushing forth from the flags and reeds. His enormous body swells. His plaited tail brandished high, floats upon the lake. The waters like a cataract descend from his opening jaws. Clouds of smoke issue from his dilated nostrils. The earth trembles with his thunder.
Travels Through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, Etc. (1791)