“While they were thus engaged I was enabled to inspect them as well. As I have already stated, they were seven feet in height and very slender. I noticed further, that their hands were quite small and delicate, and that their fingers were without nails. Their feet, however, were nearly twice as long as those of an ordinary man, though they were narrow. and the toes were also long and slender. I noticed, too, that they were able to use their feet and toes much the same as a monkey; in fact, they appeared to have much better use of their feet than their hands. I presently discovered that this was probably a provision of nature. As one of them came close to me I reached out to touch him and, placing my hand under his elbow, pressed gently upward and lo and behold I lifted him from the ground with scarcely an effort. I should judge that the specific gravity of the creature was less than an ounce. It was then that I observed him try to grasp the earth with his toes to prevent my lifting him. You can readily understand that their slight weight made such a provision necessary, or they might be blown away.
“They were without any sort of clothing, but were covered with a natural growth hard to describe: it was not hair, neither was it feathers, but it was as soft a silk to the touch, and their skin was like velvet. Their faces were without hair, the ears were very small, and the nose had the appearance of polished ivory, while the eyes were large and lustrous. The mouth, however, was small, and it seemed to me that they were without teeth. That and other things led me to believe that they neither ate nor drank, and that was sustained by some sort of gas. Each of them swung under the left arm a bag to which was attached a nozzle and every little while one or the other would place the nozzle in his mouth at which time I heard a sound as of escaping gas. It was much the same sound as is produced by a person blowing up a football.