Cincinnati Daily Gazette, December 3, 1882. “Demoralized”–I love it. It’s like: “She presented such a wild look in the half light, and asked for food in such a wild fashion, that Roberts was bummed out.” But let’s read on.
Jeepers, you can just smell the moral panic coming off this one. But then again, if you cross-reference this lady’s prowess at hurdling with the high-jumping skills of the Wild Girl of Catahoula, it raises the possibility that we have an unsung species of cryptid on our hands. Everybody’s been too hung up on boring old Big Foot to take heed of these naked, feral, knife-wielding female Olympic contenders in our midst.
Oh well then, as long as there’s a reasonable explanation for it.