Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with John and Hal getting home. John’s immediate reaction is wondering what happened to the door, which is now a different color with different locks. He doesn’t know what William did to it, then.
Dottie turns up asking if she can use the house to get married. Poor Hal is just finding out that his daughter really does intend to marry a Quaker. He also learns that he can’t get away from the Frasers at all. Dottie informs him that Ian is marrying Rachel, and they can’t use the Friends’ meeting house due to who Denny and Rachel are marrying.
Of course, John doesn’t really want to use the house. It’s Mrs. Figg to the rescue. She suggests the local church.
Now it’s time for William to show up, who uses this chance to tell Dottie who his biological father is. We get caught up on Richardson (who William hasn’t see) and Ben (who is still missing). William shares a little about Denys Randall-Isaacs and then offers to go in search for Ben. William is no longer with the Army, which means that he has a little more freedom to walk around.
This part did catch me in thoughts of freedom and what the Patriots are fighting for. John and Hal are sure they’re on the right side, but they don’t have the freedom to go anywhere. That is partly due to the war, but it is also partly due to them being ordered around by the Crown’s forces.