We start with Roger on his travels alone and then move to the bear hunt in Outlander Book 5, Chapter 82
While we start with Roger in Outlander Book 5, Chapter 82, we move onto Claire and Jamie still hunting for the ghost bear.
This is one of those chapters that doesn’t seem to add a lot at first glance. It’s a side story to give the characters something to do. It’s not that surprising that it’s missing from the series.
It does add a little extra to the story as a whole. We get to see life for Claire and Jamie without the threat of battles and war. We see how they connect to the local tribes, and how they try to live in harmony with everyone. We see the respect Claire and Jamie have for different cultures, but also how these different cultures have similarities to the Scottish Highlanders.
For the sake of the series, though, the chapter isn’t needed. And I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section.
Is there foreshadowing? I don’t see all that much. Not in the hunt part of the chapter. The foreshadowing is in Roger’s short part of the chapter.
Let’s dive into The Fiery Cross Chapter 82.