Outlander Book Club: An Echo in the Bone Chapter 60 breakdown

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Just the Outlander chapter

The first part of the chapter starts with Jamie thinking about having to save Denny. However, while he’s bathing, he hears a man swearing in French. It’s not a Frenchman, though. It turns out that it’s Kosciuzko, a Polish man who people call Kos because they can’t pronounce his name. Well, Jamie can.

The two form a friendship in debating polticis. This is another case of Jamie meeting someone from real history. At least, I think we can assume that. You may recognize the name thanks to the Kosciuzko Bridge.

The conversations lead to Jamie thinking a bit about philosophy and life. Jamie thinks about how uninformed the Continental Army is. If it wasn’t for Claire, he wouldn’t have chosen to fight on this side.

We can’t stay with those thoughts. There is some action in the chapter, and those actions involve Jamie and Ian going to save Denny.

It turns out that Denny has been captured by the British. The two men get to the British camp, and Ian worries that Denny has already been executed. Jamie and Ian both see that it is William, and Jamie wants to know how Ian would recognize William so quickly. There is a sense of pride in Jamie upon seeing William, and he also thinks briefly of Geneva, William’s mother.

Ian is the one to infiltrate the tent to get to Denny. His Mohawk markings help with that. Jamie is then supposed to create a distraction to make sure Denny and Ian get to safety. However, Ian and Denny come up across William. Ian would have killed him, but Denny’s chains prevented that happening.

Denny asks for William to allow them to go. In a moment of mercy, William agrees and makes sure the two get to safety. It’s not clear why William has gone against the British at this point. Jamie still manages to create a distraction to make sure nobody questions the fleeing Mohawk and traitor.