Outlander Book Club: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 37 breakdown

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Just the Outlander chapter

The chapter starts with Hector McEwan showing up. He is the healer, and he immediately feels like he knows Buck after getting a shock from him. As Hector heals Buck, Roger sees a blue light coming from the man’s hands. The McLarens, who are the owners of the croft Buck was staying in, don’t see the light.

This is interesting. It makes it clear that only fellow time travelers can see the light. And I’m guessing they can only see other special elements of the individuals if there are other outward signs. This is important as I guess it helps to show that magic protects itself.

After Buck is healed, Roger goes out to speak to Hector. Before they can talk, Hector prays. Roger decides to pray for Bree and the children. He just wants to get back to them, but he needs to find Jemmy first.

Now Roger gets a chance to speak to Hector and finds out that Hector comes from 1841. Hector was a doctor from Edinburgh who was out hunting in the Highlands when he accidentally went through the stones. He’s been in the 18th century for two years so far, and it looks like he’s been putting his medical training to use.

He notices the scar on Roger’s neck and takes a look at it. He tells Roger that his thyroid bone is higher than others, which is the reason he survived being hanged. Hector assumes that Roger and Buck are on the run because of Roger’s injury, but Roger explains that it’s actually to find Jemmy. Since Hector is a time traveler, Roger decides to trust him with all the information.

Hector promises to put the word out for Jem and Rob. Before Hector leaves, he touches Roger’s throat again, saying “maybe, just maybe.”