Letters From the Earth: Letter 4
"The pleasant labor of populating the world went on from age to age, and with prime efficiency; for in those happy days the sexes were still competent for the Supreme Art when by rights they ought to have been dead eight hundred years. The sweeter sex, the dearer sex, the lovelier sex was manifestly at its very best, then, for it was even able to attract gods. Real gods. They came down out of heaven and had wonderful times with those hot young blossoms. The Bible tells about it." The biblical god decides things have gotten out of hand and decides to flood them all out. He orders Noah to build and ark and save all the animals, including the housefly and the hookworm.