Just the Outlander chapter
William starts the chapter by gently whistling an interesting tune. It’s “The King Enjoys His Own Again,” which was written during the time of the Civil War. It was supposed to be about how people thought King Charles I would succeed, and of course, that ended with his execution. The tune was later adopted by the Jacobites.
While whistling, William thinks about how Jane, Fanny, Zeb, and Colenso are now on their way to Sandy Hook. He is attempting to elude Sir Henry’s notice, but he realizes that this is much harder then he initially thought it would be. He thinks of it like picking out just one louse from a Frenchie’s wif, which is a difficult task.
His horse Goth is also anxious. And it’s clear that he isn’t alone in those feelings. There are a lot of people anxious of things to come as the camp leaves.
While walking, William sees Anne Endicott in line for bread. He thinks about what he would like to do with her and almost calls out to her. In the end, he decides not to. He can do that after the fight. I think we certainly see a side to him that we haven’t before. He tends to be much more reserved around women, but he wants to be with Anne. His love is on the fickle side when you consider how much he thought he loved Rachel. If he did, he wouldn’t be thinking of other women just yet.