Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 109 breakdown

Claire and Elspeth spend the night in fear in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 109. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.

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The chapter opens with Claire deciding not to read the Merck. Her mind can’t remain focused in her worries for Jamie. However, she needs to do something, and that means taking an inventory of the surgery with Bluebell and Adso by her side.

Bluebell warns Claire of someone coming to the door. It’s Elspeth Cunningham, who isn’t coming in pity. She is fearful for her son. Of course, she knew about the plan, but she’s worried that it won’t work out the way her son plans.

The two women decide to drink together that night. They will only have one whiskey, but it’s enough to set off the edge. The two talk about their respective men and how they won’t harm each other unless it’s absolutely necessary. However, it turns out that Cunningham’s son said “see you in seven years” when he died. Cunningham doesn’t think he will die just yet.

Meanwhile, at the Lodge, Jamie is assessing the situation. It’s clear that tensions are high between the two sides, and Cunningham doesn’t help by speaking about loyalty to the king. One thing Jamie notes is that Cunningham is wearing light clothing. The attack is going to happen that night.

Jamie decides to take his leave, surprising everyone. It’s perfect for the men coming for him outside. Jamie has the element of surprise. And so the nightly activities begin.