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Part One: O BRAVE NEW WORLD 


Chapter 1: A HANGING in EDEN
Charleston, June 1767
page 3• Jamie and Claire, having washed ashore in Georgia, are now in Charleston, NC.
• They hold four of Geillis Duncan's stones: an emerald, the black diamond, the topaz, and a ruby.
• Jamie calls to Gavin Hayes at his hanging' one prisoner escapes
• They take Ian to the dock only to find the Bonny Mary already sailed for Scotland
• Ian adopts Rollo the wolf-dog
• They lament Gavin Hayes in Gaelic' Jamie tells the story of Gavin and the tannasq.
Chapter 2: IN WHICH WE MEET a GHOST
Charleston, June 1767
page 23• Jamie, Claire, et al go to the church to bury Gavin' Jamie tells of Easter Vigil at Notre Dame.

 

Part Two: PAST IMPERFECT 


Chapter 3: THE MINISTER'S CAT
Boston, Massachusetts, June - July 1969
page 49• Roger awakens Brianna from a dream of her father
• When Brianna returned to Boston (MIT) she switched her major to engineering.
• July 1969: Roger comes for a visit' takes Brianna to a Highland festival
Chapter 4: A BLAST FROM THE PAST
upstate Massachusetts, July 1969
page 60• Brianna and Roger tip-toe around their relationship
• Roger gives Brianna a set of photographs of Frank and Claire's wedding
Chapter 5: TWO HUNDRED YEARS FROM YESTERDAY
Boston, Massachusetts, July 1969
page 71• Roger gets the third degree from Joe Abernathy
• They watch the lunar landing

• Ian tells the story of when Ian Sr. was mistaken for a corpse in the Tollbooth
• Stephen Bonnet is discovered hidden in the wagon with the body of Gavin, who is then buried.
• Jamie helps Bonnet escape
• Jamie and Claire rendezvous at the creek's edge

 

 

Part Three: PIRATES 


Chapter 6: I ENCOUNTER A HERNIA
Wilmington ~ June 1767
page 79• They prepare to take a boat upriver to River Run, Jamie's aunt's plantation.
• We meet John Quincy Myers
• Jamie and Claire are invited to dine with the Governor, in an attempt to sell the ruby.
Chapter 7: GREAT PROSPECTS FRAUGHT WITH PERIL
Wilmington ~ June 1767
page 88• Jamie and Claire dine with the Governor' meet Phillip Wylie
• Governor Tryon offers Jamie a land grant
• Jamie makes deal for the sale of the ruby: three hundred pounds sterling
Chapter 8: MAN OF WORTH
Aboard a boat traveling to River Run ~ June 1767
page 104• Marsali in Jamaica awaiting the birth of their first child
• Jamie gives Claire the medical box for their 24th wedding anniversary.
• Jamie schools Ian, who should have been raised in Scotland as the Aman of worth'.
Chapter 9: TWO-THIRDS of a GHOST
Aboard boat traveling to River Run ~ June 1767
page 123• Jamie and Claire are robbed by pirates: Stephen Bonnet.
• They steal the stones and Claire's gold ring from Frank; Claire swallows her silver ring from Jamie.

 

 

Part Four: RIVER RUN 


Chapter 10: JOCASTA
Cross Creek, North Carolina ~ June 1767
page 141• Jamie and Claire arrive at River Run and meet Aunt Jocasta'
• Jamie deals with Lt. Wolff
• Letter from Ian asking Jamie to keep Ian safe with him
Chapter 11: The LAW OF BLOODSHED
Cross Creek ~ July 1767
page 167• The death of the slave at the sawmill.
Chapter 12: The RETURN of JOHN QUINCY MYERS
Cross Creek ~ July 1767
page 179• Jocasta gives a dinner party with the intent of announcing Jamie as her heir to River Run
• Claire dines between Phillip Wylie and Herman Husband
• John Quincy Myers appears ~ totally drunk ~ for his surgery, which Claire performs to applause
Chapter 13: An EXAMINATION of CONSCIENCE
River Run ~ July 1767
page 190• J/C discuss whether to accept River Run or take the land grant
• J/C argue over the death from lockjaw of the overseer.
• J/C come upon the body of the girl in overseer's office at the mill. Murder? Failed abortion?
• J/C go to Crown's warehouse and meet with Sergeant Murchison
• J/C, Ian, Myers prepare to leave of River Run to find the slave, Pollyanne, who may be blamed for the girl's death.

 

 

 

Part Five: STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER 


Chapter 14: FLEE from WRATH to COME
The mountains of North Carolina ~ August 1767
page 227• J/C, Ian, Myers go through the mountains of North Carolina to take Pollyanne to safety.
• Jamie discovers the wonders of the NC mountains' learns of the Mohawk
Chapter 15: NOBLE SAVAGES
the mountains of North Carolina ~ August 1767
page 238• Ian goes with Myers head north to the Mohawk with Pollyanne; Jamie and Claire head southwest.
• Jamie tells Claire the story of his birth
• Jamie and Claire battle the bear' meet Indians.

Chapter 16: The FIRST LAW of THERMODYNAMICS
the mountains of NC ~ August 1767
page 252• Jamie finds his strawberry field' Claire reveals her fear of Jamie's death in Scotland.

 

 

Part Six: JE T'AIME 


Chapter 17: HOME for the HOLIDAYS
Inverness, Scotland ~ December 23rd, 1969
page 267
• Dec 23rd: Brianna arrives in Inverness to visit Roger in Scotland
• Dec 24th: Roger finds Brianna looking for her father
• Dec 24th: their encounter in the hallway
Chapter 18: UNSEEMLY LUST
Inverness, Scotland ~ December 24th, 1969
page 281
• R/- attend mass together
• Roger proposes, Brianna declines
• Roger gives Brianna her bracelet:Je t'aime . . . un peu . . . beaucoup . . . passionnement . . . pas du tout. I love you ... a little ... a lot ... passionately ... not at all.

 

 

Part Seven: ON the MOUNTAIN 


Chapter 19: HEARTH BLESSING
Fraser's Ridge ~ September 1767
page 293
• Jamie, Claire, and Ian begin to settle the mountain.
• Duncan brings a stone from Jocasta to bless the hearth of their new home.
• Jamie asks Duncan to find the men of Ardsmuir to settle the Ridge.
• The white sow makes her debut.
Chapter 20: The WHITE RAVEN
Fraser's Ridge ~ October 1767
page 306
• Jamie tries ~ he really does try ~ to school Ian while they build the cabin.
• The Indians come to visit' Claire bonds with Nayawenne. Nayawenne tells Claire she dreamt of her.
Chapter 21: NIGHT on a SNOWY MOUNTAIN
Fraser's Ridge ~ late December 1767
page 313
• November 28th: their first snowfall
• Life in the cabin ~ Jamie's obsession with the leaky roof
• Jamie and Claire enjoy life on the mountain, talk of Brianna.
• Christmas Eve: Jamie goes hunting' throws his back out' Claire comes to his rescue.
• Ian arrives to celebrate Christmas with his Indian friends' they assist Jamie back to the cabin.
Chapter 22: SPARK of an ANCIENT FLAME
Oxford ~ September 1970
page 339
• Roger finds death notice
Chapter 23: The SKULL BENEATH the SKIN
Fraser's Ridge ~ August 1768
page 344
• Claire gets lost on the mountain' meets the ghost of OtterTooth. Finds the skull and the raw opal.
• Jamie and Ian find Claire' Rollo followed her scent from her shoes.
• Fergus and Marsali arrive on the Ridge with little Germaine.
• Claire discovers the fillings in the skull's teeth.
Chapter 24: LETTER-WRITING: the GREAT ART O' LOVE
Oxford ~ March 1971
page 375
• Roger notices a change in the tone of Brianna's letters (which she writes every day).
Chapter 25: ENTER A SERPENT
Fraser's Ridge ~ October 1968
page 378
• There is a snake in the privy
• Claire nurses the sick Indian in the corncrib
• Claire meets William (102) by the stream
• Lord John (39) appears' William falls into the privy
• Ian sees the resemblance b/w William and Jamie
Fraser's Ridge ~ October 1968

Chapter 26: PLAGUE and PESTILENCE
page 378
• Lord John comes down with the measles
• Jamie agrees to take William away from the homestead so as not to catch the measles
Chapter 27: TROUT FISHING in AMERICA
Fraser's Ridge ~ October 1968
page 406
• Jamie takes William on a trip to Anna Ooka ~ he's to keep Willie away for 6 days.
Chapter 28: HEATED CONVERSATION
Fraser's Ridge ~ October 1768
page 419
• Claire nurses both Ian and Lord John' Claire remembers Jamie's amusement when he learned she couldn't knit
• Claire confronts Lord John
• Pastor Gottfriend comes to warn Claire of Herr Mueller's blind revenge over the death of his daughter and her baby.
• Herr Mueller brings Claire the scalp of Nayawenne and her leather pouch.
Chapter 29: CHARNELL HOUSES
Anna Ooka ~ October 1767
page 441
• Jamie finds the village of Anna Ooka in ruins. Nacognaweto: measles swept through the village.

 

 

Part Eight: BEAUCOUP 


Chapter 30: INTO THIN AIR
Oxford, April - May 1971
page 447
• April: Roger agrees to stay at Oxford to run a week-long conference' frustrated over Brianna's letter:
• May: Roger receives Brianna's boxes at Oxford' he realizes she went through the stones.
• A call to Joe Abernathy confirms his suspicions. Brianna finished her degree in April then traveled to Inverness to arrive on Thursday the 29th, with Friday being April 30th, the eve of Beltane.
Chapter 31: RETURN to INVERNESS
Inverness, Scotland ~ about May 20th, 1971
page 454
• Roger decides to go through on MidSummer's Ever ~ June 20th ~ a mere 4 weeks away.
• Fiona tells Roger what she knows about Brianna, Claire, and Gillian Edgars' gives Roger Gillian's Grimoire
Chapter 32: GRIMOIRE
Inverness, Scotland ~ late May/early June 1971
page 460
• Roger reads the Grimoire of the witch, Geillis' lists of people who didn't make it through
• Claire's 1945 disappearance recorded by Geilis.

Chapter 33: MIDSUMMER'S EVE
Craig na Dun, Scotland ~ June 20th, 1971
page 464
• Roger and Fiona go to the circle; Roger is wearing his mother's locket with garnets
• Roger wakes in the circle, having not made it through but having seen his father. His locket is burned, as is he where the locket was against his chest.
• Roger goes through with Fiona's diamond.
Chapter 34: LALLYBROCH
Scotland, June 1769
page 470
• Brianna finds her way to Lallybroch and meets her cousin, Young Jamie.
• Jamie takes her home to meet her Uncle Ian and Aunt Jenny' their meeting is interrupted by Laoghaire.
• Laoghaire says nasty stuff about Claire and Jamie
• Jenny gives Brianna the letters to read
• Ian apologizes to Brianna on behalf of Jenny for Laoghaire; they discuss Lallybroch and her mother.
Chapter 35: BON VOYAGE
Inverness, Scotland ~ June 1769
page 35
• Brianna sets sail from Inverness with Lizzie (14)
Chapter 36: YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN
Inverness, Scotland ~ July 1769
page 506
• Roger looks for Brianna on the ships rolls' finds her having sailed on the Phillip Alonzo on July 4th for Charleston, SC.
• Roger signs on as a hand on Stephen Bonnet's ship, the Gloriana
Chapter 37: GLORIANA
Aboard the Gloriana ~ July 1769
page 515
• Roger notices a young woman boarding.
• Roger meets Morag on deck and gives her extra water, as she is nursing.
• Roger misses Brianna terribly but is still not certain of her feelings for him.
Chapter 38: For THOSE in PERIL on the SEA
Aboard the Gloriana ~ August 1769
page 523
• Six weeks at sea, Bonnet throws the poxed passengers ~ including children ~ overboard.
• Roger discovers Morag (22) and the baby in the hold' agrees to help them.
Chapter 39: A GAMBLING MAN
Aboard the Gloriana ~ August 1769
page 535
• Bonnet tosses a coin for the baby's life' Roger wins.
• Bonnet tells Roger the story when he was to be the sacrifice for the foundation of the building
• Bonnet tosses the coin for Roger's life: luck is with him yet again.

 

 

Part Nine: PASSIONNEMENT 


Chapter 40: VIRGIN SACRIFICE
Wilmington, NC ~ September 1st 1769
page 545
• Sept 1st: Brianna nurses Lizzie, who is suffering from a malarial attack.
• Brianna knows she must go to River Run, to her Aunt Jacosta, to find Jamie and Claire
• Sept 2nd: Lizzie tells Brianna she discovered Jamie will be in Cross Creek until Monday (September 11th).
• Sept 2nd: Roger finds Brianna in Wilmington' they become handfast.
• Sept 3rd: Brianna discovers Roger withheld information about her parents.
• Brianna storms off' Roger vows to get the stones and find her.
Chapter 41: JOURNEY'S END
Wilmington and Cross Creek ~ early September 1769
page 577
• Sept 3rd: Brianna sees her mother's ring; arranges to meet Bonnet aboard the Gloriana to purchase it from him.
• Sept 10th: Brianna meets her father.
• Sept 11th: Fergus's trial.
• Jamie takes Brianna to Fraser's Ridge and her mother.

 

 

Part Ten: IMPAIRED RELATIONS 


Chapter 42: MOONLIGHT
Fraser's Ridge ~ September 1769
page 597
• Jamie and Brianna spend the day together, hunting for bees.
• Jamie and Claire regret the need to send Brianna back through the stones' talk of their first daughter, Faith.
Chapter 43: WHISKY in the JAR
Fraser's Ridge ~ September 1769
page 609
• Jamie put word out for Roger Wakefield'
• Hodgepile is about asking about whisky and Jamie
• At the whisky shed, Germain swallows a button; Brianna saves him.... but whose button?
Chapter 44: THREE-CORNERED CONVERSATION
Fraser's Ridge ~ late October 1769
page 620
• Jamie cuts wood and ponders who is the better man, himself or Randall? Is grateful for the time with his daughter.
• Lizzie tells of Brianna's rape by Wakefield, who has now shown on the Ridge. Tells Jamie Brianna is pregnant.
Chapter 45: FIFTY-FIFTY
Fraser's Ridge ~ late October 1769
page 629
• Brianna admits to Claire she is 2 months pregnant; Claire tells her she must go through the stones before it's too late.
• Brianna tells Claire about her rape by Bonnet and she doesn't think the baby is Roger's.
Chapter 46: COMES a STRANGER
Fraser's Ridge ~ late October 1769
page 641
• Roger comes for Brianna' has two of Bonnet's gemstones
• Jamie and Roger fight' Jamie wins.
Chapter 47: A FATHER'S SONG
Fraser's Ridge ~ late October 1769
page 647
• Brianna tells Jamie she is pregnant and that she was raped.
• Jamie and Claire the rape ~ is she damaged? Did Bonnet take body AND soul?
Chapter 48: AWAY in a MANGER
Fraser's Ridge ~ late October 1769
page 662
• Brianna approaches Jamie about his own rape.
• Jamie shows her, quite graphically, how she could not have fought Bonnet.
• Jamie meets Randall's ghost: Go in peace.
Chapter 49: CHOICES
Fraser's Ridge ~ November 1769
page 678
• Jamie begs Claire not to offer abortion to Brianna
• Brianna rejects the option
Chapter 50: IN WHICH ALL IS REVEALED
Fraser's Ridge ~ late November 1769
page 687
• Ian proposes marriage, at the suggestion of Jamie; Brianna is furious; she and Jamie fight.
• Brianna draws a picture of Roger; Jamie and Ian are horrified at their mistake.
• There is an all-out row ~ Claire shows the ring ~ Bonnet's identity is revealed as Brianna's rapist.

 

 

Part Eleven: PAS DU TOUT 


Chapter 51: BETRAYAL
On the trail to the Mohawk ~ October 1769
page 703
• Roger comes to slung across a horse and realizes Fraser tried to kill him; he vows to come back to the Ridge
• Roger escapes and hides in Rhododendron Hell
• Roger discovers another stone circle, and is re-captured.
Chapter 52: DESERTION
River Run ~ December - February 1769
page 713
• December:: Jamie and Claire leave Brianna at River Run to search for Roger
• February: Brianna connects with her baby

Chapter 53: BLAME
The Tuscaroran village of Tennago ~ late December 1769
page 718
• Jamie barely speaking to anyone, including Claire' nearly a month since blow-up.
• In the village, Claire sees the slave Pollyanne again.
• Roger is to the north in a Mohawk village
• Jamie and Claire reconcile
• Mid-February: they arrive at the village where Roger is enslaved.

Chapter 54: CAPTIVITY I
Mohawk village of Snaketown ~ February 1770
page 728
• Roger in the village for nearly 3 months; recounts his travel and reception into the village'
• Roger plans his escape for after the winter.
• Roger is taken to a small hut and left with a Jesuit priest, Pere Alexandre Ferigault.
• Alexandre fears for his life; is taken from the hut
• Alexandre is returned to the hut with his right ear cut off
Chapter 55: CAPTIVITY II
River Run ~ March 1770
page 736
• Brianna learns her Aunt Jocasta is going to make her heir to River Run.
• Brianna talks to Ulysses about his childh
ood.

Chapter 56: CONFESSIONS of the FLESH
Mohawk village of Snaketown ~ late February/ early March 1770
page 743
• Alexandre asks Roger to hear his confession' tells him of his wife and child
Chapter 57: A SHATTERED SMILE
Mohawk village of Snaketown ~ late February /early March 1770
page 746
• Jamie, Claire and Ian have been in Snaketown for a week, negotiating for the release of Roger
• Ian learns something is going on with the council from Emily.
• Emily puts together a ceilidh for Ian and Jamie
• Claire meets with Tawaktenyonh who tells her about Otter Tooth.
Chapter 58: LORD JOHN RETURNS
River Run ~ March 1770
page 760
• Aunt Jacosta tries to find a husband for Brianna; Forbes tries to entice her with stones
• Lord John comes to dinner; Brianna learns the lengths Jamie went to find Roger
Chapter 59: BLACKMAIL
River Run ~ March 1770
page 770
• Brianna learns Lord John's secret: he's gay
• Brianna attempts to blackmail Lord John into marriage' he offers her the sanctuary of engagement
Chapter 60: TRIAL by FIRE
Snaketown ~ late February/early March 1770
page 784
• Roger and Father Alexandre spend the day in the hut; after dark Alexandre is taken away.
• Roger hears all hell break loose in the village. Hearing Gaelic, he rushes to escape. In the melee, Roger hits a man with a pole; is knocked unconscious. When he comes to, he finds himself alone with Jamie, who is injured. Roger realizes Jamie is could only be there for one reason: Brianna sent him. Jamie apologizes.... where are Claire and Ian?
• Jamie tells Roger of Father Alexandre, his wife, and the baby
• Roger tells Jamie he and Brianna are handfast.
Chapter 61: The OFFICE of a PRIEST
Snaketown ~ late February/early March 1770
page 795
• Claire is reunited with Jamie and Roger' tells of Brianna's pregnancy.
• They all argue over Roger's withholding the death notice of Brianna, Jamie sides with Roger.
• Roger baptizes Father Alexandre's child, Alexandra.
• They learn of the Council of Mother's suggestion: a man for a man, as Roger killed one of their own in the melee the night before. Jamie says he will stay.
• Ian comes to them the next morning, prepared as a Mohawk warrior: head shaved and face tattooed.
• Ian's naming ceremony: Cuimhnich. Remember.
• The next morning, they leave the village. Roger tells Claire of another stone circle © days from Fraser's Ridge.
• Claire tells Roger he may not be the baby's father' Brianna was raped by Stephen Bonnet. Jamie and Claire leave Roger in the clearing.
Chapter 62: THREE-THIRDS of a GHOST
River Run ~ April 1770
page 808
• Lord John tells Brianna of Stephen Bonnet's capture and that he is to be hanged in a week in Wilmington. Brianna attempts, once again, to blackmail LJ into taking her to see Bonnet, which he agrees to do to help her find forgiveness.
• Brianna tells Bonnet he is the father of her child. Bonnet escapes, but comes back to help she and Lord John to safety' he gives Brianna the black diamond for the baby's care.

 

 

Part Twelve: JE T'AIME 


Chapter 63: FORGIVENESS
River Run ~ May 1770
page 827
• Brianna talks to Lord John about the difference between Frank/Claire and Jamie/Claire. She is afraid what she once had with Roger is now lost.
• Lord John asks Brianna to forgive her father' she already has.
• Claire tends to Lord John and thanks him for caring for Brianna.
Chapter 64: BOTTOM of the NINTH
River Run ~ May 1770
page 833
• Jamie and Claire help Brianna bring her little baby boy into the world.

Chapter 65: RETURN to FRASER'S RIDGE
Fraser's Ridge ~ June 1770
page 840
• Claire prepares the birth certificate for little Query Mark.
• Roger arrives on the Ridge
Chapter 66: CHILD of MY BLOOD
Fraser's Ridge ~ June 1770
page 844
• Roger returns to the Ridge and swears a blood oath to the baby
• Jamie enforces their handfast
• Claire tends Roger's foot
Chapter 67: The TOSS of a COIN
Fraser's Ridge ~ June 1770
page 853
• Roger: Can there be love without obligation?
• Claire talks to Roger about Brianna: be careful.
• Jamie talks to Roger.
• Brianna and Roger reconcile
Chapter 68: DOMESTIC BLISS
Fraser's Ridge ~ August 1770
page 865
• Claire, over breakfast, recalls their interlude the night before
• Duncan comes to ask Jamie for Jocasta's hand in marriage.
Chapter 69: JEREMIAH
on the trail to the Gathering ~ October 1770
page 868
• Brianna, Roger, and Marsali discuss names for the baby.
• Roger speaks to Claire about the changeling: Morag and William Buckleigh's child.
Chapter 70: The GATHERING
The Gathering in North Carolina ~ October 1770
page 870
• John Quincy Myers brings a letter from Ian: he is married and his wife is expecting.
• Lizzie and her father are reunited.
• Archie Hayes comes to speak to Jamie.
Chapter 71: CIRCLE'S CLOSE
The Gathering ~ October 1770
page 875
• Roger tells Jamie of Frank's letter.
• Frank knew Jamie survived Culloden.
• Brianna tells Roger to answer the calling of the clans.

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Book 4 

Drums of Autumn 

First published 1997 

 

Failed on the shores of the South Carolina in the year of favour 1767, Clear and Jamie Fraser, the passengers of time, launch in the discovery of colonial America at the dawn of his war of Independence. Life belongs to them consequently since Brianna, their daughter, saw in security - at least they believe it - in a heavy future of dangers. They will manufacture their existence therefore as they hear it, by taking a new departure with a group of Scottish exiled in the New World to escape the oppression of the English Crown. But History spares nobody... When Brianna joins them in the past, even isolated mountains in which they found shelter cannot protect, Fraser, because the young woman arrives of the XXth century invested with a double mission to find the mother whom she lost and a father who she does not know and, especially, save them from a tragic future the key of which alone she detains. Before the doors of time close again on them... In this fourth shutter of saga ' The Stony circle ', Diana Gabaldon explores with humour and passion the myths of the birth of the American nation, juxtaposing with virtuosity the first manned flight on the Moon and Western conquest, the puritanism of the fathers pilgrims and sexual revolution.