Just the Outlander chapter
Buck and Roger get to Hadrian’s Wall. They struggle to understand people in the area. We have to remember that they’re in the Northumbria part of the wall, and that accent can be thick even now. The dialect can also be tricky, so go back to a time when people pretty much stayed where they lived. It really isn’t that surprising that there are language barriers between the dialects, but I am surprised Roger struggles considering how much he would have traveled through Northumbria, even in his time.
The two find a man with an RAF jacket. It’s clear that it had to be Jerry’s, but this man does not want to talk to the two strangers. That’s not surprising considering he won’t want to give up the jacket and may think that Roger and Buck are going to steal it.
When the man calls for backup, the two decide to stand their ground. That is until the see it’s a dog. They use Hadrian’s Wall to protect themselves, which is ironic considering the wall was built to keep the Scots out!
Roger realizes that his father may already be dead. So, instead of asking about a stranger, he decides to ask about the nearest standing stones. He can then ask about the people in the towns close to the stones about a stranger.