Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 117 breakdown

The Sachem has questions for Claire in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 117. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.

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The chapter starts with us finding out that the Sachem came with the “the wolves,” the name given to the Murrays. He is interested in Jenny, but it turns out that he has come for another reason. He wants to meet and talk with Claire.

As the two head out looking at fungus, the Sachem explains that he was an elder. That is no longer the case as he died. He wants to know if Claire thinks that the dead have an interest in the living. Do they attach themselves to the living and have an interest in things that are happening. Claire certainly does, especially with everything that she’s seen.

When the Sachem explains his near-death experience and how his second wife told him that it wasn’t his time, he shares how peaceful he felt. Claire acknowledges that she felt the same in her near-death experience. There is a peace that comes with death.

The Sachem then explains that he now sees ghosts. Claire shares her experience seeing Otter Tooth and she talks to him about the stones, as it turns out that Ian share that Claire is a time traveler and that’s why the Sachem wanted to meet her.

The Sachem then shares that Claire is followed by people she tried to heal. He points out that there are two in particular. A small, faint child (Faith) and a man with glasses and a peculiar hat (Frank). This man also follows Jamie. Claire is shocked by this and she ends up being drawn to his book. She also thinks about the letter from Frank to Bree, which explains that Frank had found Jamie in the history texts and in a way sent Bree back to Jamie. Claire doesn’t feel Frank with her, but it looks like Frank is looking out for the family despite his feelings.