Roger and Fergus go to see Percy in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 74
We spend more time with Roger and Fergus in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 74. The brothers-in-law find out more about what Percy Wainwright wants with Fergus.
There is something that strikes me in this chapter. Fergus calls Percy “Beauchamp,” and that leads to Roger asking if this man is a relative of Claire’s. I would assume with the time period that “Beauchamp” would have been pronounced the French way, and I assume that Fergus may not have always put it together that it was spelled the same way despite Claire pronouncing it “Beecham.” So, I guess it’s not surprising that Fergus would take a double take hearing Roger as the question.
I do like this chapter, though. Fergus is weighing up all his options, but he knows that there is something in it for Percy. He also knows that he can’t take everyone’s word, and he can’t believe all documents that he’s seeing. Fergus has lived a long life, and he’s not a stupid man.
The chapter itself certainly seems to foreshadow a couple of things. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the foreshadowing section.
I don’t expect to see any of this play out in the series. I wasn’t too sure at first, but I’ll get to why I don’t think the Percy storyline will come up in the show in the adaptation section.
Let’s dive into Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 74.