Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 146 breakdown

We see the Battle of Kings Mountain take place in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 146. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.

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The chapter is split in two POVs. We see Claire start to go up the mountain but slip. She ends up falling down in a panic as the shooting begins. Throughout the chapter, she is looking out for Jamie, but she is also dealing with memories of Monmouth.

While the British see her, they don’t do much. Instead, she is focused on hearing the battle happen above her. She can hear Ferguson’s whistle to fix bayonets, and she knows that this is going to turn bloody.

At one point, she sees a terrified woman appear from nowhere. This woman races down the hill, and then Colonel Campbell appears. He tells Claire that she should leave as well.  However, he doesn’t stop to see what she does. He needs to get involved in the battle.

While all that goes on, we see the fight happen through Jamie’s eyes. He remembers that Frank characterized the battle as a “just fight,” which he believes means an even fight. It’s hard to tell if the fight is “just” in the middle of it, but he does admit that Frank was right in this.

He is focused on making sure his men know to get out of the way when the order to fix bayonets comes in. Then they will need to fight from a different side.

As the order comes in to fix bayonets, Jamie is exhausted and sore. He does load his gun one more time and shoots one of the green-uniformed Provincials. He then sees Ferguson on horseback and remembers that Frank says Ferguson will be shot while on his horse. He believe this means that the battle is almost over and he should be the one to shoot Ferguson.

Just as Jamie takes aim, he feels s sudden sharp pain in his leg. He looks down to se a large snake has bitten him. And then, he’s hit by a bullet in his chest.