Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 90 breakdown

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Just the Outlander chapter

The chapter starts with Roger walking out of British-owned Savannah dressed as a clergyman and into the American camp. He explains that he is looking for General Lincoln on behalf of General Jamie Fraser.

It’s very clear that the soldiers have heard what Jamie did at the Battle of Monmouth, and they’re not happy. He chose to resign for his wife, and this is looked at with angry and disapproval. Roger is surprised by the way Jamie is viewed, and I’ve got to admit that I’m surprised by that. Wouldn’t Roger understand that tensions are high and you’re either with the Army or you’re not?

General Lincoln is asleep, so Roger asks to talk to Francis Marion instead. This is likely a better choice for the time being. Roger shares that while Jamie doesn’t want to join the Army again, he does want to help with the fighting. He will raise a militia in the backcountry, and Marion has experience in this. What advice can Marion offer?

Well, it turns out that Marion thinks that Jamie is safer with the militia rather than being anywhere near the American Army. There are too many people angry at his decision and it could lead to problems, including a Court Martial and a potential hanging.

The chapter ends with Marion and his men being called to get ready to depart from the camp. Marion tells Roger that he can’t leave and tries to hand him a rifle. Of course, Roger doesn’t want to take that, but he ends up asking for a sword when it’s clear that things are going to get dangerous and he has nowhere else to go.