Just the Outlander chapter
The adults sleep late at the house, but the children quickly adapt to life around them. There are some new faces at the house, and Jem and Mandy quickly get to know everyone.
As for the adults, this chapter is mostly focused on Bree and Claire. Bree has a letter for Claire from Hal, which comes up later on in the chapter. The first focus is on Claire checking in on Bree’s heart. It didn’t give her too many issues while she was away, and Claire is relieved to hear a strong heartbeat.
Then she hears another heartbeat. Brianna is pregnant again, and it’s exciting news for everyone.
There is something Bree wants to understand, though. It’s clear that John and Jamie both knew that William would be in Savannah. Why didn’t either of them tell her when she was going. Claire makes it clear that neither of them wanted to pressure Bree, but Claire also knows that Jamie wants his children to get along well. This was the best way to do something like that.
At the end, Claire reads the letter. Hal wants Claire to check in on John should Hal’s mission go poorly. He wants to know how to get rid of rodents, and Claire wonders whether Hal is contemplating murder or suicide. Could it be that he just wants to get rid of some rodents?
Well, Claire decides to write back with a method of doing it and how to use that method. She points out that it is not a peaceful death. Jamie isn’t impressed with Claire’s humor, making it clear that whatever Hal is planning, he is serious about it.