Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with John continue the pretense of being with the Continental Army. He is good at pretending, and he even agrees with some of the orders. Germain, who is now John’s orderly, is confused by this. John explains that even if you don’t agree with things, orders are orders, and you have to agree.
Germain says that his mom tells him the same thing. That leads to questions about what will happen if Germain doesn’t return home right away. He knows that the longer he is away from his family, the more his mother will just be happy he isn’t “deid” when he returns. It is a very reasonable assumption as a mother.
While John is talking to Germain, he’s stopped in his tracks. Percy Wainwright is there, and even Germain doesn’t like this man. The problem is Percy knows that John is a British officer, and this means trouble for John. He decides to get Germain to go to the HQ. Someone there will be able to find Jamie.
Well, it turns out that Jamie is there as a general. We already knew that, but John didn’t. He’s shocked to learn this, and he realizes that he now has two people who could share who he really is. Remember the last time that John saw Jamie, Jamie had beaten him up and left him with the Americans. Who knows if Jamie would do something similar now.
As John tries to figure out what to do, he considers how he could disappear. He just doesn’t know where the British camp is. He’s also curious about why Percy is there. The last he saw Percy, Percy wanted John to convince Lord North to return the Northwest Territory to France. Now France is with the Colonies.
John ends up walking and falling in step with Woodsworth, whose excitement is catchy. The captain is happy about the direction of things right now. Of course, John isn’t happy about that, but he has to pretend he is. It’s good enough for Woodsworth.