The Atlantic Monthly, October 1917 February 11 2017

If afternoon teas had started in the Oligocene Epoch, instead of the seventeenth  century, we are convinced that evolution, far from discarding that useful appendage, the tail, would have perfected it. A llittle hand would have evolved at the end of it - such a one as might hold his saucer, while a gentleman sips from his teacup.