Outlander Book Club: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 119 breakdown

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Ben has made it to the encampment, where is pretends to be a young immigrant looking to join Washington’s Army. He does need to be careful to get news about Ben, but he manages it well. He even gets to stay with the Hamiltons. I love that Hamilton is included in the story even before the big show.

He finds out that Ben was staying with the Tobermoreys. While there, he ended up contracting the fever that went through the camp and died. William is taken to a grave marker with the name GREY on it. The marker is dark, and it’s said to better preserve it.

William manages to hide his grief at the graveyard, but he ends up breaking down in the forest. While there, he remembers a time that he and Ben were traveling and they needed to pee. Ben told a dirty joke that had William laughing so much that he couldn’t pee. It’s one of those moments that everyone has. We try to look for good memories in our grief.

After this, William decides to go back to the grave to get a lock of Ben’s hair. Aunt Minnie will appreciate something like that. That’s when William learns that the body in the grave wasn’t Ben’s at all. Now pieces of the puzzle start to come together. If Ben was staying with the Tobermoreys, how would he end up catching the camp fever when he was so far away? This body is missing ears, and the nose shape isn’t Ben’s.

I love that William thinks about a time he went to see Hamlet. It all helps him put it all together that Ben isn’t dead. At least, this isn’t his Ben. So, what is going on?