This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
It is now discovered beyond a shadow of doubt that there is a race of men in Australia with tails. Mr. B. S. Williams' plant collector came on them. The 'tails extend about half way down their legs. The natives were peaceable, and as they were wholly naked, Mr. Goldie and his party had a good opportunity of seeing and examining them. But the tail, though calculated to mislead a frightened observer, was found by these botanists to be made of a peculiar grass, and securely fastened by a very strong but fine thread about their loins.