'The hero, Edgar Foster, distinguishes himself as a cricketer at school, afterwards plays for New South Wales in an intercolonial match at Sydney, and reaches the climax of his career as a batsman by playing for Australia against All England, at Lord's, when he makes the splendid score of 150 not out against the bowling of Shaw and Morley. Edgar, however, goes through much more stirring adventures than are to be met with on the cricket field. He is shipwrecked outside Sydney Heads, and with his old school friend, Will Brown, makes a journey into the interior of Australia, accompanied by a remarkable aboriginal named Yacka, who guides them to a mysterious cave, where they find a wonderful treasure of gold, diamonds, and rubies. In this part of his story Mr. Gould has allowed his imagination to run away with him, and has devised marvels, a la Rider Haggard, lagoons, and caverns with secret doors, fights among blacks, and affrays with bushrangers, who try to rob them of their treasures.'
'New Novels', The Australasian, 15 January 1898, p.49.