Just the Outlander chapter
We start off with William getting to Charles Town, where he runs into Denys Randall. Denys goes off with the promise of looking out for Ban Tarleton, while William looks around the town. By the next morning, William learns that Tarleton isn’t there.
Amaranthus’s name isn’t on any of the ship rosters heading to Philadelphia or New York. That doesn’t mean that she wasn’t there, but that she got away somehow differently. Did she pay for a private ship? That’s possible, but William also thinks that she may have run off with someone or been abducted.
While at the docks, William sees Denys with Herr Weber, who turns out to be Haym Saloman, a man who was supposed to be hanged for treason. Denys and someone else clearly got him out of dodge, and now they’re getting him away from the Colonies altogether.
Denys explains that his stepfather—who is actually alive—and he understands how politics and finances go together. He’s not a traitor in the way that William thinks he is. At least, that’s not the way Denys views himself. William is ready to fight if he needs to, but that doesn’t come up.
That’s when Captain Richardson turns up. Richardson asks Denys about Weber and then asks for William to join them. He makes it clear that he knows William is the son of Jamie Fraser, but also comments on how William wants to be called Ransom and not Ellesmere. That’s going to create talk that William doesn’t want. Richardson also tells William that he knows William’s sister.
William is tense after this encounter, but he doesn’t get baited into a fight. He just walks away.