Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with John trying to write a letter to Jamie. He’s stuck on the salutations, which is funny considering everything with the previous chapter when John noted how salutations changed with Jamie to help John get an idea of the contents of the letter.
John wants Jamie to allow Bree to come to Savannah. It’s under the pretense of drawing someone, meaning money for Bree’s protection. The real reason is that John wants Bree to talk to William.
When Hal walks in, he is shocked to see that John isn’t dressed. It turns out that Hal forgot to tell John that they would be seeing Prevost. The two brothers get a chance to talk, but they need to deal with Hal’s bleeding. He has no idea why he’s bleeding and wonders why John is putting wine on it. All John can say is “Claire Fraser.”
This then leads to the conversation the letter John was trying to write. Hal jokes that Bree could make William turn his coat, but John points out that both children are as stubborn as Jamie. There’s no way William will turn unless he wants to.
It’s clear that John is worried that Jamie won’t want to send Bree to help William. Hal questions whether John thinks Jamie cares less about Jamie than John does. I love how Hal knows little of Jamie, but he knows that this man will care for his children equally.