"Autumn came again, and at last my numerous inquiries were rewarded by the information that “Tom has come home again”. His hiding-place in a boarding-house I at last discovered, and found his walls covered with sketches. Half of them I borrowed to look over at my leisure, for he had sought to depict lightning flashes, moving thunder-storms, and trees with branches lashing in the wind. These sketches so interested the painter A.Y. Jackson, that he asked to meet Thomson, and ended by sharing his studio with him."
- Dr. James MacCallum