Outlander Book Club: A Breath of Snow and Ashes Chapter 74 breakdown

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Just the Outlander chapter

We start with Bree and Roger talking. They start with thinking about driving around, and whether Roger will ever get to drive at 85mph again. This does get a little steamy, but then the conversation moves onto something else. They need to determine when they’re supposed to tel Jemmy that he can time travel.

The sooner the better, Bree thinks. She would have preferred knowing about time travel and who Jamie was early on. If she’d have talked about it, the nuns at her school would have told her to stop lying and that would have been it. Roger didn’t have a choice to know or not. Nobody was there to tell him he could travel until he was older, but he did know that Reverend Wakefield wasn’t his biological father.

Roger points out that it isn’t safe for Jemmy to know just yet. Jemmy will talk, and they are in a very suspicious time period. We have to remember just how much people think Claire is a witch for being able to heal.

Their conversation is cut off by Lizzie and the Beardsley twins arriving. Lizzie wants Roger to marry her and Josiah with Kezzie as a witness. She’s even wearing the dress that was made for her for her wedding to Manfred. Roger wants to know why it has to be right now, and Lizzie says that it’s because of the baby and she doesn’t want the talk about the baby to an unwed mother to spread. She and Josiah also want a quiet one with just Keziah.

Lizzie and Josiah also point out that while they would prefer a Catholic mass, it’s hard to find a priest right now. Roger agrees to handfast them.

It’s only the next day that Bree and Roger find out the truth. Claire and Jamie explain the situation, and it’s clear that Lizzie and the twins are not going to let themselves be separated. Keziah has even cut his thumb with the same ‘T’ that Josiah has. They will look the same to everyone on the Ridge, making it harder for anyone to say anything.