Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 142 breakdown

Jamie writes his will in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 142. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.

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We start with Jamie getting two letters. The first is from John Sevier of the Overmountain Men and the second is from Ferguson. They both want men, and Ferguson is reaching out to anyone who he could sway to be a Loyalist. That includes Jamie.

This leads to Jamie writing his last will and testament, where he thinks a little about being of “sound mind.” What does that mean, exactly? I love that part of the chapter.

We see who he is leaving things to. The majority is to Claire, but he also wants to make sure the MacKenzies have land, Frances has a place on the Ridge to be nearby everyone else to get help from, and Fergus and Marsali have gold. He also leaves things to William.

Then he starts to think about the people he has forgotten about. He remembered his own grandchildren and those in the future, but he forgets about Joanie, Jenny, Young Ian, and Rachel. He starts to wonder if she should take more time to write this last will and testament, but there isn’t the time. He needs to get it written before the Battle of Kings Mountain.

Jamie knows what is to happen there. He knows that he is meant to die, and that means the will is needed. He still wonders if Frank would lie about this, but he can’t risk it. So, he makes sure other provisions are in the will.