See Africa and die?
Wonderful review of a book — Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War — about three literary figures in S. Africa during the Boer War. It’s in a fascinating new find, Air Mail.
Africa it was. Owing to “the high attrition rate amongst Europeans,” her liner sold only one-way tickets.
Go to Africa, my friend, and in those days (probably) never come back.
She did return, however, and wrote her book (expose, apparently), Travels in West Africa, published in 1895. In that year she returned, dying at 38 of typhoid fever while nursing Boer prisoners during that war.