Outlander Book Club: A Breath of Snow and Ashes Chapter 32 breakdown

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The chapter starts with Claire getting to the kitchen where Mrs. Bug is. Mrs. Bug is making breakfast and makes sure that Claire has some good food to eat.

While eating, Claire asks about Lionel Brown. Mrs. Bug is not happy with the situation. She believes that hanging is too good for him. What would she prefer to see? We don’t get to know that as Claire suddenly throws up everything she’s eaten and drank up to then.

Claire starts to worry that she could be pregnant. She refuses to believe that it’s possible. She doesn’t want to believe it is possible. I know some of it is because she doesn’t want to question the paternity of the child. Another part will be fear of surviving the pregnancy. In the books, she suffered a placental abruption. If it wasn’t for 20th-century medicine, she would have likely died giving birth to Brianna.

So, she won’t want to be pregnant again. There’s a strong chance the placental abruption will happen again, and that would likely be a death sentence for her and the child.

Claire decides that she’s not going to think of the situation. She’s going to go see Tom Christie to check on his hand. She needs to keep busy right now.