Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 118 breakdown

Lord John Grey learns the truth about Ben in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 118. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.
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William makes it back to Savannah. Only Amaranthus is at the house at first, giving William time to get some information from her. She explains that she wanted a coward and not a rebel. She couldn’t tell Hal the truth, and she wanted Ben to fake his death so that Trevor wouldn’t grow up with the shame that his father was a traitor.

William wants to know something: did Amaranthus really love Ben? Before she can give him an answer, Lord John Grey returns home. Hal is in Charles Town, so it’s only John who needs to find out about Ben right now. William promises not to share Amaranthus’s involvement in the situation as she is scared that she’ll be kicked out of the house and never allowed to see Trevor again.

Lord John Grey is shocked and angry at what has happened. Amaranthus is the one who comes clean, sharing the full story and her own involvement. John accuses her of only being concerned about Hal’s money, but Amaranthus shares that she would have become a prostitute if it meant making sure Trevor was fed. She was simply scared that Hal would turn her away if he knew the truth.

We do learn that Adam knew about it all. He and Ben physically fought about it.