Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with William’s thoughts on Amaranthus. He has received Claire’s letter about her location, and now he needs to figure out how to get to her. There is also the question over whether this is really his cousin’s wife. Is this another lie that Richardson has told?
He decides that he needs to head to Saperville to find the woman anyway. He doesn’t want his horse to be taken by the British Army, so he leaves the horse and walks the 20 miles through the backcountry. This is where he comes across Fanny.
Fanny is in distress. Someone recognized Jane and accused her of murdering Harkness. She’s now facing execution without trial. After all, she’s just some common prostitute.
William deters from his original journey. He needs to save Jane’s life, and he is determined to use his influence to do that. It turns out that Hal and John are in the area, so he turns to them for help. He explains that he is no in love with Jane, but that he gave her and Fanny his protection.
Well, the Greys get nowhere. It turns out that Jane confessed to the murder and even signed that confession. There are two options for William: he can leave Jane to her fate or arrange a siege of the prison to get her.
John does point out that there was little that William could have done to help Jane when it came to Harkness short of killing Harkness himself or marrying Jane. It turns out that marrying Jane would have been the worst of the two when it came to trouble for the family.