John and Hal discuss Percy in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 47
John tries to avoid Hal when it comes to the Percy subject at the start of Outlander Book 9, Chapter 47. It’s only a matter of time before that conversation has to be had.
This chapter has some moments that made me chuckle. The image of John drunkenly leaving a crab on Hal’s nightstand for him to wake up to is the biggest chuckle that I get for this part of the book. I love how Hal doesn’t even comment on it, clearly knowing his brother well.
The rest of the chapter is a bit of catchup and then goes into William looking for Banastre Tarleton. William needs to find out if Ben is alive or dead, and that’s now especially the case considering the idea that Amaranthus got in the previous chapter.
This chapter certainly continues the Revolutionary War running in the background of all this. It also pushes the plot forward again for William to avoid him staying in one place for too long. Does it foreshadow anything else? Maybe that Percy is still going to crop up? I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the foreshadowing section.
I don’t see it all being used in the adaptation, though. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section, but the reasonings probably won’t surprise you.
Let’s dive into Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 47.