Dedication: 'Dear Lord and Lady Tennyson, - You gave me many flowers of England...Will you take in return this rough little Flower of the Australia that you, too, know and love so well? Sincerely "Ethel Curlewis" (Ethel Turner).'
Epigraph: 'Love that which comes to pass inwoven in the web, that and nothing else. What could better suit your need?' -- Marcus Aurelius.