Outlander Book Club: An Echo in the Bone Chapter 29 breakdown

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Roger meets with the Headmaster in Outlander Book 7, Chapter 29

It’s time to discuss the reason for Jemmy’s beating in a previous chapter. Roger isn’t happy with any of it in Outlander Book 7, Chapter 29.

I do love this chapter as it’s understandable why Roger and Bree want Jemmy and Mandy to speak Gaelic. This is the language of Jemmy’s grandfather, although it would be difficult to explain that. Especially when it comes to where Jemmy’s grandfather is.

We get to see Roger stand up for his son. There’s a chance to speak about himself and it could have potentially led to a job, but Roger didn’t take the bait. Instead, he focused on the situation, and we get to learn more about the loss of the Gaelic language.

This chapter doesn’t seem to foreshadow that much for me. It’s more about focusing on echoes of the past, connecting to the title of the novel. I’ll get to that in the foreshadowing section.

I would love to see this chapter used in the adaptation. I think it could be, and I’ll get to why that is the case in the adaptation section of the post.

Let’s dive into An Echo in the Bone Chapter 29.