When the war ended in 1918 Emily was 58 and a partial invalid. She could have retired to her beloved Cornwall but the plight of the children of Europe, half starved by war restrictions, called her to new work. Helped first by the Save the Children Fund and then by the people of South Africa - especially the Afrikaners - her main scheme was to provide meals for thousands of poorly nourished children in the city of Leipzig, Germany. This scheme continued for two and a half years. Then the South Africans remembering how she had helped and encouraged them in the Anglo Boer war gave her the money to buy a house in Cornwall where she could write. Perceptive in her thoughts, her letters and writings show a modern, stable and Christian view on current and past events which make this book interesting. She died in June 1926 and her ashes are interred at the base of the memorial in South Africa, dedicated to the women and children she had helped so much so long ago.
Though often sick her's was a life of Service and shows what determination can achieve.