An excerpt from the 1895 adventure novel, In the Okefenokee: A Story of War Time and the Great Georgia Swamp:
“To say nothing of the possible encounters with reptiles, bears, and panthers, he knew that there were thorny jungles through which it was difficult to go without paying a penalty of torn clothing and bleeding limbs, and that there were vast marshes, wherein one often sank to the armpits in mud and water. None the less, however, was there an alluring attraction about the great swamp; its remote recesses rose before the boy’s imagination, unveiling their wonders and inviting his approach.”
- Pendleton, Louis. In the Okefenokee: A Story of War Time and the Great Georgia Swamp. United States, Roberts Brothers, 1895.