Outlander Book Club: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 45 breakdown

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Just the Outlander chapter

The chapter starts with Buck choosing not to go into Fort William. He decides to wait at a nearby pub. Considering Buck was fine with Fort William the first time, I think this says a lot about the feeling since Randall has taken over.

Roger meets with Randall to get more information about the dog tags. Of course, Randall wants to understand what the tags are, and he and Roger both note that Roger’s “lucky” charm didn’t seem all that lucky for the previous owner. As Randall sends for the Private who got the tags, he asks plenty of questions about Roger. It’s clear that he is a skilled interviewer, but we already knew that when it came to his time with Claire.

The Private shares a story about how he got the tags. Roger has a few names to work with, so he can get to the bottom of how these tags ended up in the 18th century.

To end, Roger notes that he’s a minister and would like to say a prayer. Randall notes that his younger brother is also a minister, and he uncomfortably agrees to the prayer. It’s clear that there is a deeper meaning to it for Roger, but it seems innocent enough. Sadly, we know that it doesn’t change anything.