Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with Bree and Roger heading out to a cabin that burned down due to lightning. This was the cabin that was used as a church, a school, and the Masonic Lodge. It burned down while Claire and Jamie were away, and there are new signs of life growing around it. We’re reminded that with death comes life.
We’re also reminded of the resilience of the Ridge. The items from the cabin that could be salvaged were, and other items were used for other needs. Some of the charred wood will have been used for smoking meat.
Brianna starts to think about making gunpowder. The Ridge is going to need it with a few historical events coming up. One of them is the arrival of Patrick Ferguson, who is a Loyalist and raises a militia at the battle on King’s Mountain. While that’s 100 miles away from Fraser’s Ridge, it’s clear that the people of the Ridge will need to choose a side eventually. The war is coming for them.
As the two reminisce, they think about the snake that was once let loose in the church. That leads to a conversation about Jamie almost dying of the snake, and Bree realizes that his death is going to come soon. They’ve just dealt with mourning Claire and Jamie after living 200 years in the future, and now they have them alive again. Well, at least Claire will be able to keep Jamie alive.
Claire is the ambulance at the Ridge while Jamie is the police. Roger is the church, but what does that make Bree? She says that she’ll be the armorer because the Ridge is going to need one.