'In Panama City, in the lounge bar of the Hotel Grand Imperial, a despondent middle-aged Australian sits and drinks — and drinks and sits, amid the hubbub. He has the appearance of a man who, though normally eupeptic, hearty and reasonably happy, is now in a situation of great difficulty. For his story, as it is unfolded to a friendly American, we have to go back to Melbourne, where this man, Bedlam, and his young wife, Elizabeth, live and are visited by a doctor, Vennom, in love with Elizabeth.'
'Highlights of the A.B.C. Programme', Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate, 18 June 1940, p.3.