Just the Outlander chapter
We start with Jamie, as he makes his way back to Claire. Now that he’s around people, he needs to be calmer. He starts to think about what he’ll do with Claire, but he wants to make sure they are uninterrupted. He considers beating her, but didn’t he once promise not to do that again? There is the thought of taking her to bed, suggesting that he wants to reclaim her as his.
It’s such a primal look at Jamie. There are certainly times when he is a man before his time. There we get these moments where he is clearly a man of his time.
Jamie comes across Daniel Morgan, now in a uniform as per George Washington’s orders. Morgan wants Jamie to come to see a friend. Jamie reluctantly agrees. While he wants to see Claire, I do get a sense that he knows he needs to calm down first.
The chapter then moves to Claire, Jenny, Mrs. Figg, and Hal. Hal wants to know why Claire and John are married, but Claire doesn’t go into all the details. It’s clear that Hal doesn’t really like being bossed around by Claire, but he does own her gratitude for saving his son’s life and his own.
There are drums outside. Hal notes that it is the Continental Army, and Mrs. Figg is scared about what that means. She wants to bury the silverware. Jenny wants to warn Marsali at the print shop. However, Marsali and Fergus are known Patriots. They should be safe.
When William’s groom turns up without pants, we get to see what the Continental Army is doing to the British Army left behind. Colenso isn’t wearing any pants and his coat has been turned inside out. Jenny decides to go to Marsali for some pants for Colenso to wear. Claire tells Jenny to tell Marsali not to print anything about this.