Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with the Frasers, MacKenzies, John Quincy Myers, and the Higgins family having dinner together. Fanny shares the contents of her letter, which is from William. He just wants to check in with her, and I love how she blushes and glows with the letter. She certainly has a crush on her savior.
Germain isn’t at dinner. Fanny tells Claire that Germain took his letter to the roof, so Claire goes to see him there. Of course, Germain is terrified that Marsali’s letter to him is to blame him for the death of Henri-Christian and to tell him to stay away. It turns out that the letter is the opposite. Marsali and Fergus have had twins: Alexandre and Charles-Claire. They have also moved house, but it isn’t home until Germain is back with them. Fanny helps Germain with a reply.
As for Jamie’s letter, it is from Corporal Greenhow, who needed Claire to stitch up his forehead at the Battle of Monmouth.
Jamie shares that Benedict Arnold has married Peggy Shippen and has bene court-martialed for speculating. Claire realizes now that there is no way to prevent Arnold from turning coat.
Claire and Jamie end with a discussion about the house. As much as Claire enjoys sleeping under the sky now, they won’t like it when it rains. Jamie promises a roof over their heads before winter hits.
Jamie also asks if Claire has heard of Francis Marion. She remembers a Disney program, and shares that he was known as the Swamp Fox. What she didn’t realize was that he was part of a partisan band that killed freed slaves as they could join the British Army. Despite this, Jamie likes the idea of a partisan band or gang. The Ridge is going to need protection.