Just the Outlander chapter
As everyone takes a break, Jenny decides it’s time to ask Claire about the man who was at the trading post. Jenny knew immediately that there was a shift in Claire. This was a man who scared Claire.
So, Claire tells Jenny everything that happened. She admits that some men got away and this was one of them. Jenny just listens before sharing a story from her past that connects with it. Jenny tells Claire about her daughter Maggie being raped.
It turns out that Maggie’s husband’s brother was interested in Maggie. When Maggie chose Paul over Geordie, Geordie decided to rape her. Jenny advised something that women have been advised of for years; keep it quiet.
Paul and Geordie looked enough alike, so a baby could be passed off as her husband’s. Jenny was worried that telling Paul would mean that he’d need to beat Geordie, and that’s if anyone believed Maggie in the first place. In the end, Geordie left for Canada, and that was that.
So many people ask “why didn’t she say something?” and this is why. We’ve always been told that people won’t believe us anyway. We’ve been told that it makes life harder for everyone else. It’s better to stay silent. Well, it’s not, but that’s the story of old.
After this, Claire wonders about telling Jamie. She didn’t want to, but if Jenny could immediately tell that something was up, then Jamie would figure it out. Claire also wonders if she can forgive this man, especially knowing that he wasn’t a ring leader and he called her “Martha.”