Outlander Book Club: An Echo in the Bone Chapter 101 breakdown

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We start with Claire and John at John’s house. Jamie turns up, and both are happily surprised to see him. They want to know how Jamie is still alive, but there isn’t much time to talk.

William comes through the door and sees Jamie for the first time. Claire watches as it all plays out. William figures out the truth, and Jamie doesn’t hide anything from him. Well, Jamie doesn’t go into the full details as to how he is William’s father, but he doesn’t hide the fact that William isn’t the son of Ellsmere after all.

William is understandably confused and hurt. How could people keep this from him? If only there was time to deal with that. Soldiers are coming, and so Jamie takes John “prisoner” in an echo to the way he took Claire “prisoner” the night before Prestonpans. As the soldiers come through the door, Jamie is able to get free with Lord John Grey.

Claire is left with William, explaining some of the situation. What can she say, though?

As for Jamie and John, it’s time for other secrets to come out. Jamie shares that he took something from Fergus and that put the soldiers on his tail. Jamie wasn’t going to leave Claire behind again, so he allowed the soldiers to chase him there to get Claire. John isn’t surprised to hear that Jamie put his life on the line for Claire.

Now John thinks about what life for others would be like without him. How would Dottie and Henry cope with their questionable relationships? Hal would make the journey over the waters only to find his children in these questionable relationships. That would be sure to kill him.

John knows that he has to tell Jamie the truth about him and Claire. After all, Claire is going to say something. So, John shares that he has “carnal knowledge” of Claire. Jamie doesn’t blow up. He simply asks why.