Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 104 breakdown

William hears Ben's story in Outlander Book 9. Chapter 104. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.

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The chapter starts with William composing himself after seeing Ben alive. He makes it clear that he needs to take Dottie back to Hal, but Dottie doesn’t want to go.

Ben takes William to the meat storage to talk about the entire situation. Of course, Ben wants to know why William resigned his commission, but William doesn’t want to talk about that. He wants to know why Ben faked his death and switched sides.

Ben decided from the writings of Thomas Paine that the American cause is the right now. He didn’t want Hal to feel the shame of Ben switching sides so he arranged to fake his death and take on a new identity. Adam knows all of this, and William makes it clear that he could have Adam hanged for talking to Ben. Of course, William won’t do that, but he is understandably angry.

As for Amaranthus, she knows everything. It was her idea. Suspicious?

The two of them fight, and Ben gets the upper hand. It helps that Ben is surrounded by soldiers on his side. William is taken to the stockade for the night, where he decides that Dottie won’t let Ben kill him. Just as he suspected, Denny comes in to treat William’s wounds, saying that William has taken a bad knock to the head and can’t stand.

Denny shares that William is going to be taken to Washington. He will suffer a brain haemorrhage on the way, which is clearly the way to get William back home. However, Dottie is not going with him. She refuses to leave Denny.