Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 48 breakdown

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Just the Outlander chapter

The chapter starts with Roger coming to see Claire about Fanny. She’s talking to a boy by the creek. It turns out that Fanny went down there with Mandy and Orrie to collect leeches. Should we be worried about this boy, Cyrus, with Fanny? Claire doesn’t seem overly concerned for now.

The two discuss a few things that are happening. We learn that Jamie had a letter from Benjamin Cleveland to help get rid of Loyalists. However, Jamie notes that he needs to stay at the Ridge to keep an eye on Cunningham and other Loyalists.

Roger shares that about 20 Loyalists left the Lodge and now meet with Cunningham. While most of the Ridge is on Jamie’s side, they don’t want to be pulled into the politics of it all. There’s also a moment where Roger thinks of Aidan, Germain, and Jemmy soon being older enough to fight. There are only two years left of the Revolutionary War, and Roger is thankful for that.

Roger then heads out to the bees. He got a letter from Reverend David Caldwell with encouragement for ordination. While Roger had mentioned going to Charlestown to take Germain back to Fergus and Marsali, he didn’t mention anything about buying guns while there. However, it sounds like he is ready to be ordained now.

His discussion with the bees is interrupted by a shriek from Fanny. He rushes to the creek to find that Cryus is trying to save the drawing of Jane from the river. Fanny is distraught at the idea of losing this, so she can’t thank Cyrus when he retrieves it. Roger makes it clear to Cyrus that he has done nothing wrong before getting Fanny back to the house.

Bree takes a look at the drawing. She can fix it thanks to it being done in graphite pencil. When she does patch it up, Fanny is extremely grateful. I love seeing her find a family with the Frasers and MacKenzies.