Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 120 breakdown

Brianna and William talk about Amaranthus in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 120. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.

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The chapter starts with William sharing what he now knows about Ben, Amaranthus, and more. He doesn’t think that Hal will kick Trevor out, but he doesn’t seem to be that certain about Amaranthus. She has clearly lied about so much.

Brianna does ask about William’s feelings for Amaranthus, but he doesn’t explore them. He focuses on the facts that he knows and how he feels like a coward for having Lord John Grey tell Hal everything about Ben being a traitor. He also thinks about Hal’s words to him when he wanted to renounce his title and how John raised him better than that.

That’s when Bree brings up the idea of divorce. Could Amaranthus divorce Ben? This leads to William making the stereotypical Scottish noise that Jamie does, making Bree laugh. She quickly stops laughing and explains that it’s the noise Jamie makes.

Realizing that she needs to change the subject, she hugs William and apologizes for everything he’s experienced. This gives William time to compose himself and explain that divorce would be too much of a scandal. It won’t happen.

It’s time for William to leave, but he does look over at Jane’s portrait, which is covered by a muslin to protect it. Bree asks him when the original drawing was done, and he describes the candlelight so beautifully. Bree can’t help but note that he has gained Ellen Fraser’s attention to detail that she has—along with the nose.