Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with us catching up on where William is. He has a new horse called Bartholomew and he’s playing a game of cards. He has to make a hasty exit when he’s accused of cheating, and that puts him in the line of fire of a British rifleman.
William is accused of being the enemy and is taken in to be hanged. Fortunately for him, Denys Randall comes across him. Denys knows who William is and decides to play the spy card. He tells the British that William has been gathering intel from the militia, which saves William’s life.
The two catch up on what they’re doing. William is trying to get to the bottom of his cousin’s disappearance. He doesn’t think Ben is dead based on the fact that someone else is in his grave. He just wants to understand why someone is there.
Denys shares that Captain Richardson is a traitor. He’s looking for information, and shares that Richardson was going to expose Lord John Grey as a sodomite. Of course, William has no idea that Lord John Grey is gay and refuses to believe the “rumor.” He knows that a rumor could kill the family name, though. He also has little love for Richardson.
William starts to put things together. He realizes that Denys is a spy and Lord John may have been working as a spy this whole time. The two men decide to work together on their separate journeys. If William hears of anything about Richardson, he will get word to Denys. If Denys hears anything about Ben, he will send word to William.
Can we really trust Denys, though? William seems to think so.