'Our Rebel Will' is a story that reveals the author as a clever observer of types. Monot Carey, whose heart attachments form the principal theme of the story, is an Australian girl with passions that make it inevitable that her life shall know some storms. She is a girl to be won not lightly, but by a strong man. On this point the author has something to say - something that is not in the book. The quiet nobility of one of the characters pointed to him as the one who would win Monot. Indeed, that had been in the mind of the author. 'But as the story developed, and with it the character of the girl', says the author, 'I saw such an ending was impossible. Monot is taken from life, and I suddenly realised that my interpretation of her character was psychologically wrong. The result was I altered the book, and she married - not a great man, but the only type of man she could marry.' In working out the plot there are brightness, humour, and power, and the atmosphere is warmly Australian - the Sydney Mail, 20 November, 1912.