William prepares not to fight in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 67
While Jamie and Ian prepare to fight in battle, William is preparing for the opposite in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 67. He also gets a visit from a women I presume to be Jane.
The chapter starts with William thinking about what’s to come. He’s not preparing to fight. As we’ve been told before, he’s in the Convention Army, so he isn’t going to go into battle with the rest of the Crown’s troops. This isn’t something that he likes, but he doesn’t have a choice in the matter.
It’s clear that he’s frustrated about a lot of things that night. So, when someone comes in and calls him a coward for not fighting, he is angry. I don’t really blame him for being angry by the words as he isn’t the one choosing not to go into battle.
This certainly foreshadows things for William and Jane’s relationship and his feelings of protection toward Fanny. I’ll get to those thoughts in the foreshadowing section.
I’m not all that sure we’ll see the chapter used in the TV series, though. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section.
Let’s dive into Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 67.