Written from Lausanne.
She has been a prisoner for seven weeks in one room (in Lausanne) and dare not yet move out of it, but she will try to write an article for her entitled 'Winged Seed'. A New Year's message from Mrs Butler. Her opinion of the 'Shield' is: 'Shield' you are horribly medical, you are just an Abolitionist 'Lancet'! full of syphilis and gonnorhea and statistics of bubos and ulcers! Thinks it might be infused with 'a little more healthily human and heart element'. Feels very low about this war misery, her sons and she have many friends at the front.