My wife

Samuel White Baker, The Albert-Nyanza, Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Niles Sources, Philadelphie, J. B. Lippincott, 1868, p. 323.

The men stuck well to the boat, and hauled her firmily on the sand, while my wife crawled out of her primitive cabin like a caddis worm from its nets, half drowned, and jumped upon the shore.