Outlander Book Club: Drums of Autumn Chapter 32 breakdown

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Roger reads Geillis’s book, realizing that his ancestor was a little crazy. Her writings involve ramblings, but there are also some facts that he can’t deny. And the layout of her notebook is organized.

There is a section that includes all the feast days, with Xs next to some of the dates. Roger will later figure out that the Xs mark the dates people have gone through the stones, helping Geillis realize that it’s to do with the feast days.

There’s also a section of people who were found dead by the stones. People were found covered in burns, and Geillis marks why she thinks they didn’t make it through. When it comes to the men, she theorizes that men may not be able to travel through the stones. Of course, we know that’s not the case, but it’s something Roger has worried about.

Then she has a section about those who have disappeared around the stones. Geillis has notes about Claire, making it clear that she knew something about Claire way back in the first book. Geillis just couldn’t be sure the Claire she met and the Claire who went through the stones. Roger notes that Geillis has nothing about Claire’s return, probably because it wasn’t as well documented as her disappearance.

As Roger works his way through Geillis’s book, he always comes back to one thing: a sacrifice may be needed.