I believe I never meet with a turtle without looking at him a second time at least, and I usually pick him up if I have an opportunity. For there is a lure about him, he attracts me powerfully though I can not tell just why. It may be partly admiration for his mighty ancestry, partly pity for his fallen estate, but some of it is just plain, everyday liking for his rather unprepossessing self. But there is plenty to see in him for all that!
©1932 by Iowa State Teachers College
Abbott, Roy L.
"The Lure of the Turtle,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 4:
5, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol4/iss5/8