“He is a gay Lothario and will covet and steal his neighbor’s wives and daughters; and if his neighbors protest he will fight to the finish. He is artful, cunning and sly, at the same time a stupendous fool… He has no sentiment beyond a dudish and pompous admiration for himself, and he covets every hen he sees.”
This exerpt is from Chapter 6 in the 1914 book The Wild Turkey and its Hunting by Edward A. McIlhenny. The book was digitized through the Biodiversity Heritage Library from a volume in the collection of the Smithsonian Libraries. Click the photo to read it online.