Just the Outlander chapter
The chapter starts with Bree and William on the road to the American camp. Lieutenant Hanson is leading the way, but he’s not too happy about William coming along for the journey. Of course, William doesn’t really care. He is there to make sure that Bree travels safely.
Hanson is wary of which side William is on and whether he’s a spy. The way he dresses and speaks, it’s clear that he could be. It only makes sense with tensions so high right now.
Bree decides to try to defuse the situation by asking about General Pulaski. William makes some unsolicited comments about the man as Hanson describes him. To be honest, William needs to learn when to keep his mouth shut! He does at least make it clear that he meant no insult, but this is William.
We learn that Pulaski led the American charge and was caught between crossfire. As the French pulled onto the Wasp in fear of hurricane season, Pulaski wanted to go with them. He died on the boat. Why wasn’t he buried at sea, then? Well, his men insisted on taking their commanding officer back.
When they get to the General’s tent in the American camp, Bree meets Captain Pinckney, who is intrigued by William and Cinnamon being there. William makes it clear that he is accompanying his sister, which warms Bree’s heart to hear him call her.
As Bree asks about how Pulaski died, it turns out that the doctor thought that he could be saved. Sure enough, there is the smell of gangrene in the tent. Could he have been saved? Maybe, but there is grapeshot in his head. It doesn’t matter since Pulaski was the one who wanted to be returned to the ship.
Bree decides to paint Pulaski romantically instead of realistically, and she asks if she should do one for his family. The man had no family. His men were his family, and it is a sad thought.
At the end, the captain brings up payment for Bree’s service. She makes it clear that she wanted to do this as a gesture of goodwill for the cause. The captain and William are both shocked to learn that Bree is a Rebel. I’m still surprised that William thought Bree was a Loyalist considering Claire and Jamie aren’t, but maybe her connection to Lord John Grey made him assume she had chosen a different side to her parents.