“I have been with him on several occasions when I am now sorry to say that neither of us was very sober, but it is in such times men exchange real confidences. I remember one night in Meaford, when he unbosomed himself, lamenting his lack of success in life in terms that rather astonished me.  I began to think then that he realized his powers and that he also had secret ambitions.”

- Alan Ross, childhood friend

 (Library and Archives Canada/Bibliotheque et Archives Canada, MG30 D38 'Blodwen Davies fonds', Vol. 11)

Tom at 18-20, circa 1984