Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 131 breakdown

Ulysses makes a return in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 131. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.

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We start with an update on things that are going on at the Ridge. One of those is that the Hardman women are staying at the Big House for now. While there are empty cabins, Sylvia doesn’t want one of the “spoils of war,” so some of the men will build her a cabin.

One day, British soldiers come up. One of them is a Black soldier, and Claire recognizes him as Ulysses. He is there under a different name, though, and we learn that he joined Lord Dunmore’s company in 1774. This is a man who had been a page to Charles Stuart, but he is now the Governor of Virginia. He also commands the forces against the Shawnee Indians in Ohio.

Ulysses initially asks about Jocasta, but Jamie doesn’t really trust his motives. He simply states that Jocasta is alive. That then leads to Ulysses polling out a document. It’s a letter that tells Jamie he gained his land fraudulently by claiming that he wasn’t a Catholic. He now has to surrender the land to Ulysses.

Of course, Jamie isn’t going to do that. It’s clear that Ulysses has orchestrated this to get the land. Jamie takes the document and puts it in the fire, but Ulysses gets them and leaves.

Jamie, Bobby Higgins, and Jamie’s men head out to get him and the documents. However, they end up coming back with a Black man with a broken leg. Claire needs to treat this man, who shares that his grandmother is a hoodoo. When there is a spark when Claire touches a charm pouch, this man, Jackson, believes that she may be a hoodoo too. He gives her a stone to put in her pouch to treat him with.

Claire and Jamie have something serious to deal with, though. Ulysses still has the documents, and Jamie needs to get his hands on them. Young Ian leaves to keep an eye on Ulysses. At least they can find out where he goes, even if they can’t get close to him just yet.