Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with Rachel’s thoughts. She thinks about how not all the Murrays may come back to the Ridge, and how much time will pass. By the time they return, Oggy will have a new name and may be walking and talking. Yet, she looks over to Jenny, who is more sure and settled in the journey. This is certainly a great look at different life experiences and how people react differently to the same situation.
Before leaving, the Murrays go to see the Frasers. This is something Bree and Roger did, and I think it’s comforting for Rachel to realize she’s doing something the MacKenzies did for their journey.
Jamie rides with them to the Wagon Road, which is also comforting to Rachel. This whole chapter is about her realizing that she’s not an island on her own. The Frasers and MacKenzies are some of the most welcoming people to those who become family.
Jamie takes some time to open up to Rachel, and I get a sense that it is to help her feel welcome and appreciated. He shares how he felt at a recent meeting, where Rachel asked for people to pray for Denny, who was still in a British camp. Jamie talks about the last time he heard music, which was during a Catholic practice called Adoration. Jamie doesn’t hear music anymore, but he does remember how it felt.