Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with Claire and Denzell returning to the print shop. Denny is in awe of everything he’s just watched. I love how he is willing to learn from Claire, realizing that she is more skilled than he is and can teach him things.
Meanwhile, Claire is a little drunk on John’s good brandy and still running off some adrenaline from the surgery. She takes the time to share how she felt Henry’s life force, and that’s something she’s felt once before: when trying to save Malva’s unborn son.
Claire is sure that Henry will live, but she is worried that the penicillin won’t work quickly enough. She notes that Mercy may have been the one to help keep Henry alive. Mercy and Henry clearly lo each other, but Claire remembers that Mercy’s husband was the man Claire treated a few chapters ago. He was the man whose leg she amputated.
Did Mercy’s husband die? That’s something Claire considers, allowing her to consider whether Henry and Mercy will be able to make things work.
She then sees letters from Jamie. The first is from March, sharing Ian’s death and how Young Jamie is now going to take over the running of the house. Jenny wants to come to America as she has nothing left for her in Scotland. Jamie is worried about his sister.
The second letter is from April and is when Jamie is in France. He’s got Joan to the Convent and says that Joan seems happy. Jamie has been forming bonds and he’s complaining about the landlady of the place he’s staying at. Jamie feels like he’s being fleeced and has stolen some candlesticks for compensation. It sounds at the end that he has kept the candlesticks and the landlady never returned the money to him.
Jamie is ready to see Claire again, and Claire is ready to be with Jamie again.