Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with Roger stepping outside the print shop. He is waiting for his appointment with the presbyters, but he thinks about the delicious meal he just had. He also starts thinking about the broadsheets and how they weren’t too different from the tabloids of his own time period.
While he’s drinking some fresh milk from a dairy woman who mentions felons about to be hanged, Roger thinks about how clergymen accompany condemned people to their metaphorical Calvary. What would Roger say to a condemned person?
This is when he realizes that Jesus had been executed. He starts thinking about how Jesus would have felt by being betrayed by those who he had loved, by being terrified as he wanted to stay alive but knew it wasn’t meant to be. Of course, he also thinks of his own hanging.
Fergus interrupts Roger’s thoughts with Germain and Jem with him. Germain, who is now a lot more mature than he was on the journey to Charles Town, is going to hand out papers at the taverns and Fergus wants to know if Jem is okay to go with him.
This leaves the two brothers-in-law to deal with the gold and go to see Monsieur Faucette. On the way, Roger asks if Fergus was ever caught stealing. That he wasn’t! I love that Fergus can say that proudly.
Monsieur Faucette is going to be caught up for a few hours. He caught a hammerhead shark, the only catch of the day, so everyone is trying to get in to see the fish. So, Roger and Fergus need to part ways to not gain suspicion on them