Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 144 breakdown

Jamie saves a Loyalist in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 144. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.

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Jamie saves a Loyalist in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 144

If there’s one thing that we know about Jamie, it’s that he’s a fair man when it comes to prisoners of war. That’s what we see in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 144.

The Geneva Convention wasn’t around during the Revolutionary War. In fact, it was because of World War I that the Geneva Convention was created, and part of that was linked to the treatment of prisoners of war. That comes up in this chapter, as Young Ian rushes to Jamie to help diffuse a situation.

Benjamin Cleveland wants to hang the Loyalists that have been caught. There are some men uneasy with that, saying they need a trial. There are others who follow Cleveland and just want them done. However, Jamie is not going to let one prisoner in particular hanged without a trial.

This chapter certainly continues the buildup to Kings Mountain. I don’t see it foreshadowing all that much, though. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the foreshadowing section.

I could see it being used in the TV series. At the same time, this is one of those chapters I could see being skipped. I’ll get to my thoughts on both of these beliefs in the adaptation section.

Let’s dive into the chapter of Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.