'"Ormon the Gulfer" is an avaricious gold-digger in North Queensland, who "struck it rich," and ran off with the gold, leaving his mate in the bottom of the shaft. An Afghan hawker found the mate, and relieved him from his perils. Years pass and the two men meet on a ship bound to London. The relation of this story is realistic beyond any quibble. Only those who understand the spirit of gold-seekers when the fever is on them properly, could write such a psychological account of the mental make up of these two men, Ormon the Gulfer and his mate Frank Davies.'
'Literature', West Australian, 10 December 1910, p.14.