Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 34 breakdown

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During the chapter, Jamie gets a couple of letters from France. Claire doesn’t think too much of them, knowing that one of them is from Jared. She recognizes his handwriting (if you can call it that!).

She also realizes that one is from Prince Charles, but it means little. Charles has been writing to Jamie anyway, so she assumes that it’s another one of those from him.

Claire and Jenny are spending more time together, so Claire doesn’t think too much about the letters. She, instead, gets on with life at Lallybroch. That involves some wool waulking, which certainly gives us a look at life in the 18th century.

The everyday life doesn’t get to continue, though. When Jamie returns home from his day out on the farms, he reads the letters. That’s when everyone learns the truth.

It all starts with Jared’s letter, who is congratulating his cousin for standing up for something he believes in. What does that mean?

Jamie checks the letter from Charles. It’s a call to arms. Jamie’s name has been signed in support of the Jacobite cause. It brands him a traitor, and there’s no way that anybody would believe that his name was forged considering the support he pretended to show in Paris.

It certainly comes as a shock to all, especially Jamie and Claire. They were so sure that they’d prevented Charles getting the money needed to raise the army. However, he got support from somewhere and is now in Scotland.

What should Jamie and Claire do? There’s only one thing. Jamie has to answer this call.