Outlander Book Club: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone Chapter 98 breakdown

It's bittersweet news for Hal and John in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 98. Here's our breakdown of the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone chapter.

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We start off with Hal reading a letter from Denny, who is technically still a prisoner of the British. It turns out that Dottie was with him in the prison and she gave birth to a daughter. Due to sickness in the prison, Dottie was allowed to stay with a Quaker family, but that family suffered from the bloody flux. The baby died and Dottie is very sick.

Denny was able to get to Dottie with an agreement that he would return. However, due to the whole situation, he got Dottie away from where she was and now he’s not returned to the British prison. He can’t say where he is in case the letter is intercepted, but he’s left a clue for Lord John Grey to work out.

Hal suffers from an asthma attack from the letter and John realizes that Claire gave him some breathing exercises to help. This gives John a chance to think about all the losses the Grey men have faced when it comes to the women in the family. As Hal fears that Dottie is now dead since the letter was sent, John points out that he isn’t going to go see her just to tell her that Hal is dead. He needs to focus on his breathing.

John needs to work out what Denny means in the letter about John knowing someone who can help. It takes some time, but he eventually realizes that William is the one who can help. Of course, William is more than willing to help his cousin and her husband.