Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 101 breakdown

William and Cinnamon part ways in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 101. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.

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The chapter starts with Cinnamon getting William’s horse ready for the journey. Cinnamon wants to go with his friend, but he can’t. It’s not that he isn’t suitable for the journey, but that he has something else that he needs to do.

Getting his portrait done to send to his father is important to him. There’s only so long that Bree will be in Savannah, so it needs to be done now. I love that we see William and Cinnamon understand that sometimes we don’t get what we want and that’s okay. William doesn’t make Cinnamon feel bad for wanting to have his portrait done for his father. After all, he understands what Cinnamon is going through.

The two men joke with each other about William’s inability to look after himself. I’m not surprised this has become a running joke. William keeps getting into scraps, and it’s something I’ve always thought about. How is he so incapable of keeping himself out of trouble? And not just getting into trouble with others but scrapes along the way that require immediate medical attention!

The chapter ends with Cinnamon giving William his best knife to make sure that William is protected. This is a meaningful moment that shows the brotherly love the two have for each other. William then makes it clear that Cinnamon must do everything Bree tells him to. I just love that he understands his sister and is also protective of her.