"The great hall was instantly atwitter. Some cried ‘Hoax!’ or ‘Charlatan!’, but the Professor fiercely hushed them all. ‘My men are dead,’ he cried with evident emotion; ‘and you cry hoax? This specimen,’ he went on, his voice audibly trembling, ‘is only the first of the many I shall destroy.’ ”
— The Hunt for the Piranhamoose, or, Beasts of the Devil, 1881