Part 1: Nexus
Chapter 1: A HUNDREDWEIGHT OF STONES
June 16, 1778
Somewhere in the forest, between Philadelphia and Valley Forge
° Ian Murray prepares two cairns thinking of all the ones he loved.
Memories, loneliness, prayers and anguish for the future.
Chapter 2: The dirty bastard
° William Ranson, Ellesmere's ninth account, faces his wrath.
The word "bastard" drums constantly in his head.
He accepts the support of a "girl of joy".
CHAPTER 3: IN WHICH THE WOMEN, AS USUAL, PICK UP THE PIECES
17 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
° The reunion of Jenny and Claire.
° The relief and happiness for Claire to know that she and Jamie are still alive.
° The respective account on the course of events in the last months
° The concern of everyone, and especially that of Mrs. Figg, the cook of the house, about the "disappearance" of William, Lord John and Jamie because no one knows where they are.
CHAPTER 4: DON’T ASK QUESTIONS YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR THE ANSWERS TO
In the forest, an hour by horse from Philadelphia
° Jamie, filled with blinding anger, asks Lord John for an explanation of the intimate affair between him and his wife Claire.
° Jamie punches him.
° The intervention of Corporal Jethro Woodbine and his men, militiamen of Dunning's Rangers, saves Lord John from Jamie's vengeance, but he is brought in as a prisoner.
° Jamie runs away into the forest.
CHAPTER 5: THE PASSIONS OF YOUNG MEN
° Jenny is very worried about not knowing where Little Ian is.
° Claire tells him about the girl he loves and the place where she lives.
In Elfreth's Alley
° William Gray smolders his anger towards his father who has lied to him all his life about his origins and he attacks the girl from the brothel with whom he is spending the night.
Chapter 6: UNDER MY PROTECTION
° General Clinton sends a messenger to summon Lord John who has been recalled to the army by his brother, Lieutenant Colonel Gray, Duke of Paldloe.
° Claire, not knowing where he is, proposes to go in person to speak to the general.
° She is very worried, because Jamie alive, she is no longer under the protection of the British Army.
° The Duke of Pardloe doubts her words, he follows her in the street and following a severe discomfort, under the hoes of the revolting crowd, Claire leads him to her home.
Chapter 7: THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF ILL-CONSIDERED ACTIONS
° Jamie wanders off into the forest, tormented by unanswered questions that persist.
° Lord John is taken prisoner by Woodbine's militia who suspect him of being a civilian spy.
He risks the pandemic.
Chapter 8: HOMO EST OBLIGAMUS AEROBE (“MAN IS AN OBLIGATE AEROBE”)—HIPPOCRATES
"Man is necessarily an aerobic" (Hippocrates)
° Claire provides essential care for the Duke of Pardloe's asthma attack, hoping to be able to detain him long enough to prevent him from going in search of his brother, Lord John, kidnapped by Jamie.
Chapter 9: A TIDE IN THE AFFAIRS OF MEN
° Jamie, on his way back to Philadelphia to meet Claire there, meets Daniel Morgan, whom he had known at the Battle of Saratoga.
° The latter, begging him to do him a favor, he distracts Jamie from his path.
17, Chestnut Stree
° Lord Pardloe, very weakened, announces to Claire that the English forces of General Clinton will leave the city and that the forces of George Washington advance.
° Claire and Jenny are very worried because of the riots that are brewing in town.
Chapter 10: THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY GHOST UPON A RELUCTANT DISCIPLE
° Dan Morgan leads Jamie to a dilapidated cabin where George Washington waits for a new mount and asks him to take command of Henry Taylor's battalion, the latter having succumbed to an illness.
Displeased, Jamie, is forced to agree.
° Jamie suddenly finds himself stranded with terrible back pain, forced to stay with Mrs. Hardman and her three daughters who live in the cabin.
Chapter 11: REMEMBER PAOLI
° Lord John, blinded in one eye from Jamie's beatings, is brought in front of Colonel Watson Smith for questioning.
Chapitre 12: EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK
° Lord John, chained, hears the voice of his niece Dottie, who has followed his fiancé, Doctor Denzel Hunter to aid the troops.
He tries with a song, to get his attention.
17 Chestnut Street
° The Duke of Padloe is slowly recovering from his asthma attack and talks to Claire about her family and her concerns for her missing son whose wife is asking for help.
° Claire also thinks of her family with nostalgia.
° Jamie, bedridden with severe back pain, refuses Ms. Hardman's advances.
Chapter 13: MORNING AIR AWASH WITH ANGELS
The next day
° Jamie, still unable to move, gets to know Mrs. Hardman daughters.
° Lord John, feverish, receives a visit from Dr. Hunter. He reveals to her who is at the origin of his injury.
° Colonel Smith demands that he be on foot to travel the next day.
17 Chestunt Street
° The Duke of Padloe, still very weakened, worries more and more because he must join General Clinton to leave the city.
° Claire hopes to keep him as long as possible so that he does not start looking for the fugitives.
Chapter 14: INCIPIENT THUNDER
° William, protected by his parental ties, avoided deportation after the Treaty of Saratoga, he can no longer fight but he is employed in various tasks imposed on him within the army.
The treaty dissolved, he found himself in the position of escaped prisoner, which worried him a lot.
° He is responsible for choosing, from among the crowd waiting to leave the city, those who will be able to board the only available ship.
° He meets Captain Ezekiel Richardson who tells him that his father and uncle have disappeared.
Chapter 15: AN ARMY ON THE MOVE
° The British army begins to leave the city. We're still looking for Lord John and the Duke of Padloe.
° Jenny, worried for Fergus, Marsali and their children, decide to go to the printing house to reassure themselves.
Chapter 16: ROOM FOR SECRETS
In a forest, five miles from Valley Forge
° Ian thinks of his mother to whom he would have liked to show the country where he now lives.
He tells Rachel, his fiancée, his life before knowing her.
Chapter 17: FREEDOM!
° With the help of Dr. Hunter, Lord John manages to escape in the middle of the night, without having to involve him, for his safety.
Chapter 18: NAMELESS, HOMELESS, DESTITUTE, AND VERY DRUNK INDEED
° William, returns home to find that his things have been stolen, especially the small portraits of his mother Geneva and his second mother Isobel.
° He immersed himself in the intoxication of beer in a tavern.
° He meets Sandy, an acquaintance, who brings him to a seedy sheepfold where he saves Jane from the intentions of Mr. Harkness, whom he considers infamous, and he spends the night with her.
Chapter 19: DESPERATE MEASURES
° Silvia Hardman brews a horseradish potion and a mustard seed poultice to relieve Jamie's pain.
° The burning skin which prevents him from sleeping, Jamie thinks of the period when, as a fugitive, he lived in a cave near Lallybroch, at the time of tenderness with Marie and he thinks to himself that he should forgive Claire.
Chapter 20: OF CABBAGES AND KINGS
° Helped by Mrs. Hardman' two daughters, Prudence and Patience, Jamie heads for the road to try to find a cart that could take him to Philadelphia.
° Lord John is surprised by a rebel militiaman, the Reverend Peleg Woodsworth, captain of the 16th regiment.
° He tells him that he was taken for a spy and gives him his first two names to identify himself: Bertrand Armstrong.
Chapter 21: BLOODY MEN
° Ian and Rachel agree with Denzel and Dottie to meet at Matson's ford.
While waiting for them, they discuss their upcoming marriage which may not happen, Rachel being Amie and Ian a Catholic warrior.
° The roads of Philadelphia are swarming with fleeing civilians and columns of soldiers.
° In one of them, Rachel recognizes William.
The latter is still hostile towards Ian who is Jamie's nephew. When the latter announces his upcoming marriage to Rachel, he attacks her.
Two soldiers to reinforce William take Ian prisoner for having fought with an officer.
° Jamie crosses Ian's cart, followed by Rachel.
° Ian thinks he sees a ghost, because he thinks he died in the shipwreck.
° Jamie promises Rachel, just as surprised, to explain everything to her after talking to William and freeing Ian.
° Jamie quickly finds his son and threatens to shout his origins to the winds if he does not free Ian.
Chapter 22: THE GATHERING STORM.
° Knowing that Doctor Hunter is in town, Claire sends him a letter entrusting him with the care of the Duke of Padloe.
She worries about her fate in relation to the militias that invade the city.
° On the way to get her mount, she meets Benedict Arnold, military governor who offers to take her to the Bartrams where she intended to go to pick the herbs she needs.
Chapter 23: IN WHICH MRS. FIGG TAKES A HAND
° Jamie goes to Lord John's house, hoping to find Claire there.
° He sees Jenny who points a pistol at the Duke of Padloe whom she holds responsible, being English, for the suffering endured by her family.
° Dr. Hunter also arrives to treat him, but the argument breaks out because of his relationship with his daughter.
He nevertheless confirms to the Duke that his brother will be coming home soon.
° Ian finally reunites with his mother.
° Once all disputes have calmed down, Jamie leaves to join Claire at the botanical garden.
Chapter 24: WELCOME COOLNESS IN THE HEAT, COMFORT IN THE MIDST OF WOE
° Claire talks to Ms. Bartman about the beauty of the garden and lingers around picking all the medicinal plants she needs.
° Jamie joins her, surprising her.
After a heated discussion to clear up any doubts, they take shelter in the garden hut to let their love explode after months of separation.
Chapter 25: GIVE ME LIBERTY . . .
° Lord John William Bertram Armstrong, free, swears loyalty to the United States of America before the Reverend Woosdworth.
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Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch . . .
Chapter 26: A STEP INTO THE DARK
October 30, 1980, Craigh na Dun
° Roger and his ancestor William Buccleigh (aka: Buck) go to Craigh na Dun to cross the stones to find Jemmy, kidnapped by Cameron. They are unaware that this is a false lead intended to lead them away from Lallybroch.
A hydroelectric tunnel, under the Loch Errochty dam
° Jemmy is in fact still in 1980, locked in the tunnel where he discovers a place of passage in time. He is looking for a way to escape.
Office of the laird, estate of Lallybroch
° Brianna is struggling with Rob Cameron, whom she believed to have gone away with her son in the past. She manages to control him and locks him in the "priest's hole" of her house.
Chapter 27: NOTHING’S SO HARD BUT SEARCH WILL FIND IT OUT
° Roger and Buck walked through the stones. They decide to go their separate ways. Roger goes to Lallybroch in the hope that his son will be there. Buck goes to Inverness in search of his own wife.
Chapter 28: WARMER, COLDER
° Brianna and Mandy go looking for Jemmy.
° Jemmy manages to get out of the tunnel.
Chapter 29: RETURN TO LALLYBROCH
° Roger finally arrives at Lallybroch, but he realizes that he is not at the right time and that the man who receives him is Brian Fraser, the father of Jamie. He also meets Brian's daughter: Jenny. Jamie, he is told, is in Paris. Roger concludes that it is in 1739.
Chapter 30: LIGHTS, ACTION, SIRENS
° Jemmy is finally found by Jock McLeod, the guardian of the tunnel to whom he tells that Cameron kidnapped him and locked him up. Before the latter can notify the police, a man knocks him down and tries to catch Jemmy but he runs away again.
° Finally Bree finds her son.
Chapter 31: THE SHINE OF A ROCKING HORSE’S EYES
° Discussion between Brian Fraser and Roger.
Chapter 32: “FOR MANY MEN WHO STUMBLE AT THE THRESHOLD ARE WELL FORETOLD THAT DANGER LURKS WITHIN”
Lallybroch, October 31, 1980
° Bree returns home with her children. She discovers that Cameron has escaped. She is certain that he has an accomplice as well as the key to her home.
Chapter 33: IT’S BEST TO SLEEP IN A HALE SKIN
° Roger and Brian Fraser set off on horseback to tour the neighboring estates. They meet John Murray, Ian's father.
Chapter 34: SANCTUARY
° Brianna entrusts her children to Fiona Buchan (Mrs Graham's granddaughter)
Chapter 35: AN GEARASDAN
° Roger and Brian drove to Fort William to notify the garrison that a man had abducted a child.
° While they are conversing with the captain, Jenny Fraser comes to warn Roger that Buck is ill.
° Brian and Roger go to his bedside at Angus MacLaren
Chapter 36: THE SCENT OF A STRANGER
° Brianna visits the Tunnel Guardian, Jock MacLeod to get information about who knocked her down.
° Then she goes around Lallybroch to watch her house.
Chapter 37: COGNOSCO TE
° McEwan, the healer arrives to heal Buck. It turns out he's also a time traveler who comes from 1941.
Chapter 38: THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
1980 - Chez Fiona
° Jemmy and Mandy are playing with Fiona's daughters when Cameron arrives. Jemmy sneaks away to the neighbor's house to call the police.
° While still at the neighbor's house, he sees Cameron running away from Fiona's.
Chapter 39: THE GHOST OF A HANGIT MAN
° Roger hears about a cursed farm where a man was hanged. The MacLarens take him for the ghost of the hanged man because of his scar on his neck.
Chapter 40: ANGELS UNAWARE
° Riders arrive at the MacLarens. One of them is Dougal MacKenzie (Buck's own father) who was called up by the MacLarens. Dougal leaves two horses to Roger and Buck to facilitate their research.
Chapter 41: IN WHICH THINGS CONVERGEr
° While Brianna is still on the lookout a few yards from Lallybroch, convinced that Cameron is inside, Ernie, Fiona's husband brings Jemmy and Mandie back. Cameron and his accomplices try to intercept them but they manage to escape thanks to the arrival of Lionel Menzies, the principal of the school.
Chapter 42: ALL MY LOVE
° Back in Lallybroch, Brianna discovers in the secret drawer of the office, a letter from Frank which tells her about the line of Fraser de Lovat of which she is the descendant. He encourages her to return to the past to be safe there.
Chapter 43: APPARITION
° Roger and Buck return to Lallybroch after days of unsuccessful search. Brian Fraser gives them a little package that comes from Jonathan Randall. Roger discovers with amazement the identification plates of a pilot of the Royal Air Force dating from the second world war. Those of his father.
Chapter 44: AMPHISBAENA
° Roger tells Buck what he knows about Randall and wonders if he should warn Brian about what will happen the following year, namely the flogging of Jamie which he will witness, which will cause a heart attack which he will witness. will not recover.
° Roger begins to wonder if his son is really here. He thinks he arrived in 1739 because his father, who has the same first name, is there.
Chapter 45: THE CURE OF SOULS
° Roger and Buck return to Fort William to ask Randall where he found the plaques.
° Having had some information, he now goes in search of his father, not without having taken the time for a little prayer in front of Randall in a desperate attempt to make him choose the path of kindness.
Chapter 46: BABY JESUS, TELL ME . .
Boston, at Joe Abernathy's
November 15, 1980
Joe receives a letter from Bree from the United States. "I'm taking the kids to see Grandma and Grandpa, take care of business in our absence," she said.
A Blade Fresh-Made from the Ashes of the Forge
Chapter 47: SOMETHING SUITABLE IN WHICH TO GO TO WAR
June 19, 1778 Philadelphia
° Claire wakes up in the printing loft to see Jamie dressed in the Continental Army uniform.
° Germain insisted that his grandfather take him to war with him.
° Jenny sends Claire the box of medicines offered by Lord John, and clothes, while thinking of the dangerousness of preparing heterosexual.
° Jamie and Claire prepare to leave and Jenny reassures Claire that William cannot fight and therefore he will not have to kill him by accident.
Chapter 48: JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT
° Rachel, who thinks of her marriage to Ian, shows her the building of the headquarters of the religious assembly of Friends.
They meet Denzel who has come to inquire about a Quaker marriage.
Chapter 49: UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE
° On her way to join the troops, Claire tries to remember the information she received in her time for the battle to come.
Her thoughts are with Frank, Black Jack Randal and Mary Hopkins' son Denys, whose name she saw on the family tree.
Chapter 50: THE GOOD SHEPHERD
° William leaves with the military convoy leaving Philadelphia and he meets the Endicott family who ask him for help with a broken wheel.
° Resuming the path, he meets Ban Tarleton, who is looking for a certain Harkness, as well as Denys-Randal-Isaacs.
° Resuming the road north, William meets Denys who tells him that his uncle, the Duke of Pardloe has left the city with his son and that he has recalled Lord John to battle.
° William looks for Captain Richardson, but Denys advises him not to trust him, no matter what he says.
Chapter 51: SCROUNGING
° Finally resting in a camp, still overwhelmed by pain, Lord John surprises young Germain who, unbeknownst to his family, has gone in search of his grandfather Jamie.
Chapter 52: MORPHIA DREAMS
° In a small tavern in Langhorne, where she spends the night with Jamie, Claire has a terrible nightmare about the lack of means to treat the wounded.
Jamie comforts her but she doesn't tell him.
Chapter 53: TAKEN AT A DISADVANTAGE
° William, charged with a message from Clinton for General Knyphausen, stops near a river tempted by a bath.
With no clothing on him, he must face Arabella-Jane and her sister Fanny, who brought him the lost gorget in exchange for protection from Harkness.
Chapter 54: IN WHICH I MEET A TURNIP
° Washington sends a letter to Jamie to inform him that his brigade will be under the command of Charles Lee.
° Ian and Rollo join him on their way to the fueling station at Coryell's Ferry.
° Claire meets the Marquis de La Fayette, who invites her with Jamie, to dinner with the highest ranking officers of the army.
Chapter 55: VESTAL VIRGINS
° Claire, not supporting the cramped nature and the heat of the small room where she and Jamie must spend the night, thinks of the fate of the Vestals and decides to go out for some air.
She meets Dr. Denzel who leads her to Mrs. Peabody who is drunk and pregnant.
° Dottie and Rachel join her and ask her for advice on their first wedding night.
° Claire gives them a sex education class and practical advice.
Chapter 56: STINKING PAPIST
William fondly remembers when he was in Helwater and Mac named him James after a little ritual that made him become a 'dirty papist'.
But he doesn't want to forgive her for abandoning him.
Chapter 57: DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT
° In the early morning, after a strange dream, Jamie asks Ian to find him some horses so that he can leave.
° In the midst of the general disorder, with new companies of militiamen arriving, Jamie prepares to follow La Fayette.
° Denzel wants to organize a meeting of Quakers to accept his marriage to Dottie.
° Ian asks Jamie for advice to satisfy Rachel as a husband.
Chapter 58: CASTRAMETATION
° William, still angry, remembers late, having made an appointment with Jane and Fanny.
Castramination being the science of setting up a military camp, even in the dark it finds its bearings.
° They introduce him to Zebedee and Colenso who are injured but who are afraid of the doctor.
° William offers the two girls his protection from Harkness by bringing them with him to New York.
Chapter 59: A DISCOVERY IN THE RANKS
° In the midst of the Sixteenth Pennsylvania Militia under the command of Reverend Woodsworth, Lord John recognizes Percy Wainwrigth, his former lover.
° Germain informs him that Jamie has been appointed general.
Chapter 60: QUAKERS AND QUARTERMASTERS
° Jamie finds Nathanael Greene and asks him for advice on Ian and Rachel's marriage, which is difficult for the Friends to accept.
° He meets Ian who carries Rollo wounded by a trap and who delivers the message to him on the arrangement of the convoys for a fight.
Chapter 61: A VISCOUS THREE-WAY
° Jamie prepares to inspect the men in his company.
° After having treated the sick, Claire finds Captain Jares Lekie in her tent, a doctor from the New Jersey second regiment who does not want to believe that she can be a woman and a doctor.
° Checking the health of the soldiers, Claire recognizes Lord John who hoped to go unnoticed, as well as Germain.
° After a moment of surprise, Jamie asks Claire to lead him to their tent as a prisoner.
° Percy Beauchamp shows up to bring him in front of the Marquis La Fayette, but Jamie is opposed.
° Claire intervenes to heal Lord John's eye and asks Germain to watch him so that he does not escape.
Chapter 62: THE MULE DISLIKES YOU
° Claire is very worried about the coming battle and the fact that they are hiding the prisoner considered enemy.
° Germain leads Claire to the man who stole Clarence from her, who took revenge by biting him.
° Percy helps them and Fergus steps in to calm "onlookers" to Clarence's heated reaction and claim ownership.
Chapter 63:AN ALTERNATE USE FOR A PENIS SYRINGE
° Claire heals Lord John's eye by injecting it with honey.
° The latter strongly advises not to believe the words of Percival Beauchamp who affirms that Fergus would be the heir to a large fortune.
Chapter 64: THREE HUNDRED AND ONE
° Jamie finds himself with ten companies of militiamen and wonders about the attack strategy.
° Reverend Woodsworth asks him for news of Bertram Armstrong (Gray), which puts Jamie in a perilous position.
Chapter 65: MOSQUITOES
° Jamie joins Claire in the evening. Exhausted with fatigue and overwhelmed by the heat, they decide to go to sleep near the mosquito-infested bank.
Peppermint balm comes in handy ....
Chapter 66: WAR PAINT
° Inundated by the distant sounds of the camps, Ian thinks of Brianna who expertly prepared the paintings for him to prepare for battle.
° Jamie offers her help and both of them have a thought for the people they loved and who are no longer, hoping for their help in the battle through a prayer.
Chapter 67: REACHING FOR THINGS THAT AREN’T THERE
° William does not find sleep thinking about the approach of the battle of the next day.
He thinks of the rosary Mac gave him to Helwater and returned to Jamie when he was angry.
Jane offers herself to him to comfort him, but he refuses.
Day of Battle
Chapter 68: GO OUT IN DARKNESS
° On a mission as a scout in rough terrain, Ian remembers the times he went into the forest in search of appeasement when he was with the Iroquois.
° William is about to leave with the men under Sir Henry's orders, but a dispatch from the latter urges him to stay put, because his status does not allow him to fight.
° Immediately, Captain André gave him an urgent message for Colonel Tarleton.
Chapter 69: SPARROW-FART
° Jamie gives Claire two pistols to defend herself.
Seeing him walk away for the very last preparations, Claire is terrified that he could die.
° Reverend Woodworrth blesses his men and Jamie prays to be able to guide them well in order to avoid as much loss as possible.
° Claire chats with Lord John while hastily preparing her materials.
She tells him how she got to know her brother, Hal.
Chapter 70 : A SINGLE LOUSE
° William pushes his way through the throng of men, horses and carts while waiting to find a good route to gallop towards General Clinton's division.
He sees Anne Endicott, but he deliberately avoids her.
Chapter 71: FOLIE À TROIS
°: Claire knows that Captain John André will be hanged as a spy after being unmasked by General Clinton.
° Lord John, amazed, realizes the danger he represents for Claire and urges him not to speak to her again.
° Jamie, who hopes to find Dr. Denzell to entrust him with Claire in order to protect her, joins Washington and Charle Lee. La Fayette does the same.
CHAPTER 72: MORASSES AND IMBROGLIOS
° Ian spotting, avoids an arrow thrown by a group of Indians hidden in the woods. On the other side of the river, he discovers a camp of grenadiers with green jackets.
° William gives the letter to Officer Bonaste who is asked to help Lord Tarleton Corwallis.
° The latter challenges William by asking him to fight to find out who of the two can claim favors from Jane.
They are forcibly separated and Williams rushes off.
Chapter 73: PECULIAR BEHAVIOR OF A TENT
° Fergus and Germain keep an eye on Gray, exchanging reminders of the past.
° Percyval Waimright / Beauchamp enters Lord John's tent, and after Fergus and Germain leave, asks him if he knows a certain Richardson. In exchange for cooperation in a case, he tells her that the latter intends to kidnap William.
° Germain urges his father to return to John's tent, reminding him that Jamie had put him in charge of it.
As they approach the tent, they realize that Gray and Percy are leaving in two opposite directions.
Chapter 74: THE SORT OF THING THAT WILL MAKE A MAN SWEAT AND TREMBLE
° Denzell asks Claire to join him on the trip.
° Lee is prevented in his advance by a rearguard of Clinton.
° Jamie's company participates in a firefight but there are no casualties.
° The Marquis de La Fayette sends a message to Jamie asking him to help him face the cannons in the apple orchard.
° Gray on the run, tries as best you can to avoid any militia so as not to be captured.
° Claire arrives at Freehold, where the church is transformed into a hospital.
The injured are already numerous, but Dr. Leckie does not want a woman's help, doubting her abilities.
Denzell ignores this and they decide to operate outside in the face of the gravity of the situation.
Chapter 75: THE CIDER ORCHARD
° At the first detonations, Jamie gives orders to bypass the apple orchard.
° Captain Craddock is seriously injured.
° Jamie has a facial injury.
° Claire, Rachel and Dottie provide the best care for the many injured.
Chapter 76: THE DANGERS OF SURRENDER
° Gray approaches the British lines while regretting having advised William to trust Richardson's words.
° Gray is arrested by surprise by two young boys who are not unknown to him.
° He asks to see General Fraser.
Chapter 77: THE PRICE OF BURNT SIENNA
° Looking like his troops, Jamie sees the Craddock brothers holding Gray under threat.
° He instructs them to drive him to Englishtown, asking Gray to help them find the road, and he orders him to go to Captain MacCorkle afterwards.
° Claire is doing the best she can in the midst of the pile of wounded.
Chapter 78: IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME
° William, dirty and bruised, because of his horse which has lost a shoe, is attacked and knocked out by two Essiens and falls to the bottom of a ravine.
° Ian, despite his pain in his arm, is on the lookout. Bypassing the British infantry companies, he was attacked by the Abenakis.
While trying to escape them, he spots William, still inert at the bottom of the ravine.
Ian would like to help him, but the Abenakis attack him again and steal his horse. The enemy troops approaching, he decides to go seek help from Jamie.
Chapter 79: HIGH NOON
° Ian, an arrow still stuck in his shoulder, finds Jamie and tells him where William is.
° Jamie mopes that he cannot leave his troops to rescue his son.
° Craddock's militiamen bring back the Indians who stole Ian's horse. He asks them to go find William.
Chapter 80 : PATER NOSTER
° William wakes up folded on the back of a horse.
° Gray, exhausted by his run and heat, surrenders to the British soldiers.
On the same cart where he is confined, he finds Ian, also a prisoner.
° By drawing the attention of the soldiers, Ian loudly declares the identity of John Gray, to make it clear that he should not be there.
° William wakes up in a cot, with Hal, his uncle, who gives him first aid.
Chapter 81: AMONG THE TOMBSTONES
° Claire heals Corporal Greenhow. She asks him about Jamie.
° He informs him that General Washington has relieved General Lee of his command and he expresses all his admiration for Washington.
° Jamie fights in a graveyard but he can no longer contain his men.
In an unrivaled uproar, a slightly injured Jamie hears someone shout "Retreat" and Lt. Bixby brings him to church where Claire is providing care.
He spots her from afar, dissatisfied by noting that she is not safe inside the church. That's when she collapses.
° Hit by a bullet, dazed, Claire just has time to hear Jamie's voice near her.
82 - EVEN PEOPLE WHO WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN DON’T WANT TO DIE TO GET THERE
Claire was shot in the side in front of the Tivez Church where she was treating the wounded, under the eyes of Jamie, distraught. He refuses to leave it and resigns immediately by a message of blood on the jacket of a soldier to the attention of General Lee who claims it. Dr. Leckie gives him some first aid and then leaves it, to the fury of Jamie who waits for Denzell Hunter.
83 - SUNDOWN
Denzell Hunter operates on Claire on the liver, with laudanum found by Dottie. They extract a bullet.
The operation seems to have succeeded.
84 - NIGHTFALL
Lord John Gray returns to the British camp at Clinton, helped by an injured Ian. There he finds his brother Hal and William, also recovering. Ian kills an Indian on the British camp, an Abenaki who had tried to kill him several times during the day. He leaves the British camp without being worried. On the way home, he talks about death with his father's ghost Ian. Hal and LJG tell each other a bit about their last days. Each was cared for by Claire. Hal now knows that William is Jamie Fraser's son.
85 - LONG ROAD HOME
Jamie watches over Claire, recovering from her operation. End of bleeding, onset of fever. Ian continues on his way back to Rachel and his family. He hopes she will forgive him for killing the Indian.
86 - IN WHICH ROSY-FINGERED DAWN SHOWS UP MOB-HANDED
Gray and Hal talk about Richardson claiming that Hal's son Ben is dead, which they don't believe.
They also discuss Percy Wainwright-Beauchamp.
William learns that it is again Ian who saved his life at the bottom of the ravine. And that Harkness (Arabelle-Jane's assailant) didn't join the army after the night at the brothel. He sees Anne Endicott, daughter of a caring family, and looks for Jane and Fanny.
Gray and Hal decide to go to Philadelphia to find Richardson who has deserted.
87 - MOONRISE
Jamie continues to watch over a feverish Claire. Ian hasn't come home yet.
Claire is recovering little by little, without after-effects. Moment of tenderness between them.
She asks to go home, he accepts. But where is this home now?
88 - A WHIFF OF ROQUEFORT
John goes to see Claire who is slowly recovering.
Jamie still expresses his annoyance but all close the sensitive subject (John and Claire's night). He also asks them for help in finding William who has disappeared. Gray is accompanied by his brother Hal. Jamie speaks of William as his own son, for the first time.
Hal also asks for help in finding his son Ben.
John offers to lend them his house in Philadelphia, Jamie refuses.
89 - ONE DAY, COCK OF THE WALK—NEXT DAY, A FEATHER DUSTER
On the roads
William looks for Jane and Fanny. He ends up finding them. He saves them from a group of men, helped by Rachel Hunter. They find Ian, injured and unconscious, the following moments.
Jane and Fanny run away, William catches up with them. Fanny tells of Jane killing Harkness to defend her in Philadelphia. Jane is convinced that he will deliver her to justice.
Rachel decides to drive Jane and Fanny to a Quaker farm, and entrusts Ian to William, to bring him back to Claire and be treated with his arm.
90 - : IT’S A WISE CHILD WHO KNOWS HIS FATHER
On the roads
William brings Ian back. They discuss on the way, between semi-confidences, provocation, and mutual debts of views.
91 - KEEPING SCORE
Jamie and Claire find themselves alone. William brings Ian back to them then leaves without speaking to them.
92 -I WILL NOT HAVE THEE BE ALONE
Claire operates and heals Ian. Rachel joins them. Ian tells Rachel what he did at the Abenaki camp, terrified that she will reject him. She replies that she wants on the contrary to marry him as soon as possible. Ian is relieved and at peace.
93 -: THE HOUSE ON CHESTNUT STREET
John and Hal return home from Philadelphia. They find Dottie there. Dottie wants to quickly marry Denzell Hunter, and that Ian and Rachel get married at the same time, in the presence of the Fraser family who arrive the next day. William also returns at this time.
General explanation about Richardson, Denys Randall. William goes in search of Ben.
The Ties That Bind
94 - THE SENSE OF THE MEETING
Wedding of Dottie and Denzell, Rachel and Ian. Gathering of Quakers, Ian in Indian, Englishman in uniform and Jamie in Scottish kilt! Wedding night of the two couples.
Jamie and Claire also come home exhilarated at the memory of their own wedding night.
95 - THE BODY ELECTRIC
December 5, 1980, Redondo Beach, California
Brianna prepares to iron the stones with her children. Joe Abernathy sends her a message from Roger dating back to 1739. She finally knows where he is. She writes notes about the passage through time. We understand that she intends to go find him.
96 - NAY GREAT SHORTAGE OF HAIR IN SCOTLAND
Roger continues his quest for the origin of the RAF military plaques.
Roger tells Buck that he is the son of Dougal and Geillis.
97 - A MAN TO DO A MAN’S JOB
December 8, 1980, Boston, Massachusetts
Brianna is spending the evening with Joe and Gail Abernathy. They freely discuss the situation and the choices to be made. Jem actively participates in the conversation. He explains that he hears his sister in his head, as well as his father from a distance.
98 - THE WALL
Roger and Buck walk along Hadrian's Wall in search of Jerry, Roger's father. They meet a farmer wearing Jerry MacKenzie's bomber jacket, who drops his dog on them. They flee and decide to look for a stone circle in the vicinity.
99 - RADAR
December 9, 1980, Boston
Joe and Brianna test the "powers" of Jem and Mandy, to perceive themselves from a distance. They identify the limit Jem feels Mandy up to 2kms, Mandy feels Jem up to 6.5 kms. They both perceive Brianna too. She decides to cross to Scotland to start finding Roger. Jem brings up Frank, wondering if he will ever see him.
100 - BE THOSE THY BEASTS?
Roger and Buck find a piece of pilot's harness near the menhirs, at a shoemaker's. He learns from testimonies that a stranger with incomprehensible language has suddenly appeared, has been robbed, has been caught stealing food. He would be held in the stolen man. Buck and Roger go looking for him.
101 - JUST ONE CHANCE
Buck and Roger free Jerry and bring him back to the standing stones. Jerry is a blond young man, barely 22 years old. Roger gives him a gem so he can cross, tells him to think about his wife when passing, and can't help but hug him and tell him that he loves her, without being able to explain. who he is. Jerry is ironing the stones.
102 - POSTPARTUM
Buck wants in turn to find Geillis, his mother, in Cranesmuir. They set off.
103 - SOLSTICE
December 19, 1980, Edinburgh, Scotland
Brianna prepares to iron the stones with her children around 1739.
104 - THE SUCCUBUS OF CRANESMUIR
Scotland, Cranesmuir, 1739
Buck and Roger meet Geillis Duncan at her home, and also find Dr. Ewan there who is still treating Roger's larynx. Buck wonders if it is their presence that will precisely cause the meeting between Dougal and Geillis.
105 - NO A VERY GOOD PERSON
Buck and Roger clash over Roger's hanging. Buck tells him about his unrequited love for his wife Morag and suggests that she leave in the future to warn Brianna to redeem himself vis-à-vis his descendants.
106 - A BROTHER OF THE LODGE
December 21, 1980, Craigh na Dun, Scottish Highlands
At the stone circle, Brianna finds Lionel Menzies who comes to make sure she leaves. Rob Cameron's gang is already on their trail. Mandy and Jem pass the stones for the first time and come back without a gem. Lionel Menzies gives them his masonic ring with 2 diamonds. They rush across.
107 - THE BURYING GROUND
Lallybroch, Scotland, 1739
Brianna arrives at Lallybroch with Jem and Mandy.
She meets Brian Fraser who mistakes her for an appearance of Ellen and Jem for an appearance of William (Jamie's older brother who died at age 11) and passes out. Mandy says she "hears" Roger.
108 - REALITY IS THAT WHICH, WHEN YOU STOP BELIEVING IN IT, DOESN’T GO AWAY
Lallybroch, Scotland, 1739, 6 weeks after Roger's arrival
Roger returns to Lallybroch. He finds Jem, Brianna and Mandy. Brianna got hurt.
109 - FROTTAGE
Roger, Brianna, Jem and Mandy sleep with Dr Ewan, who treats Brianna, making a blue light twinkle as for Roger. Dr Ewan identifies them both as travelers, which he himself is. Brianna and Roger make love. He tells her about his meeting with Geillis and she with Brian. They decide to leave as soon as possible.
110 - THE SOUNDS THAT MAKE UP SILENCE
Roger, at peace, has one last thought for Geillis, Buck and Dougal.
Before I Go Hence
111 - A DISTANT MASSACRE
September 5, 1778, Philadelphia
Claire treats Joanie of a stye at Fergus and Marsali's print shop. A letter arrives about a massacre perpetrated by Brant in the village of Andrustown, the same area as Emily, Ian's first wife. They wonder about the relevance of publishing it or not.
Lord John offers Claire to use the Chestnut Street house to receive her sick.
Claire and Marsali discuss joining them at Fraser's Ridge, but Fergus cannot provide for his family in the mountains. Marsali makes Claire read the many messages of threats of reprisals that they receive. One has just arrived, threatening to fire.
112 - DAYLIGHT HAUNTING
Claire finds Henri-Christian in the street, then leaves for the market. She worries about the message received, thinks of Jack Randall. It is a post-traumatic “flashback” of rape, as she experienced in Saratoga, or in River Run. She finds Fergus and Jamie then Germain. Once alone, Claire talks about the message to Jamie who asks to see it. They go back to the printing house.
113 - THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH
Family dinner at the printing house, in an idyllic family atmosphere. Ian and Rachel announce their departure for New York to accompany Dottie whose older brother Ben is dead. Claire thinks Marsali is pregnant again. Lying in the attic, Claire and Jamie make love, then discuss their return to Fraser's Ridge, possibly with Fergus and Ian's families.
114 - BELIEF IS A WISE WAGER
September 10, 1778, New York
Hal and John Gray discuss John's departure from Ben Grey's widow.
Dottie joins them the next day. John tells her that he is still not convinced of Ben's death. Hal says the same. “Dorothea,” he said softly. I have to believe Ben is alive because otherwise your mother will die of grief, and I will die with her. "
115 - THE RAVELED SLEEVE OF CARE
September 15, 1778, Philadelphia
Jamie still has nightmares from his Wentworth night.
Ian offers Rachel to move to Fraser's Ridge and farm the land Jamie gave her. Rachel is enthusiastic. Ian also has nightmares and almost strangles Rachel.
"Am I scaring you, Rachel?" - Yes, she whispered. She closed her hand on his injured shoulder, exerting just enough pressure that he felt a little pain. - And I'm afraid for you, she added. But there are things I fear more than death, and living without you is what terrifies me the most. Rachel falls asleep upon perceiving a change in her body and thinks she is pregnant.
When they wake up, they find Rollo asleep at their feet, dead of old age in his sleep.
They go to bury him.
116 - A-HUNTING WE WILL GO
September 15, 1778, The first mountain of the Watchung
William hunts a deer and thinks about the lessons of Mac the groom. He's on his way to Middlebrook, looking for Ben.
117 - INTO THE BRIAR PATCH
September 16, 1778, Philadelphia
Governor Arnold comes to ask Claire to treat a loyalist friend. Jamie is suspicious.
They leave at 2 to the Shippen to treat Tench Bledsoe who suffered tar and feathers, a fracture and a night alone in the mud of the port. Claire must amputate it on the spot, with Jamie's help. Then she passed out.
118 - THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
Philadelphia September 1778
Claire settles Tench in LJG's house and sets up a temporary infirmary. In town, she is heckled by young people who take her for a loyalist traitor to the cause. She lands in a garden, in shock. Jamie finds her, she cries in his arms and confides in him her fear and her vulnerability. They evoke death, the soul, entropy, hope.
119 - “ALAS, POOR YORICK!”
September 17, 1778, Middlebrook Encampment, New Jersey
William opens Ben's grave to check if he's really dead. The body in the grave is not Ben's. William is relieved. But then ?
120 - : A CRACKLING OF THORNS
September 18, 1778, Philadelphia
The printing press was set on fire overnight. The whole family breaks out in panic. They all look for Germain and Henri-Christian in vain. They emerge from the flaming attic and must jump. Germain takes Henri-Christian by the waist while hanging on to a pulley but Henri-Christian slips and dies by hitting the pavement.
121 - WALKING ON COALS
September 19, 1778, Philadelphia
Henri-Christian vigil. Claire receives a message from Percy Wainwright Beauchamp offering to help the family.
122 - HALLOWED GROUND
September 20, 1778, Philadelphia
Burial of Henri-Christian away from the city, in a place chosen by Ian, near 2 other cairns and Rollo. Departure from Philadelphia of the whole family.
Search and Rescue
123 - QUOD SCRIPSI, SCRIPSI
William informs Hal that Ben is surely alive and that he is hunting Richardson.
John and Dottie look for Ben's widow in Savannah.
Hal is commissioned to march on Savannah and take the city.
124 - : BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTERS Q, E, AND D
Claire and Jamie discuss the possible seasickness of the Clarence mule in a boat. A man comes to give them a purse of printed characters found in the rubble: it is part of the hidden treasure entrusted to Marsali, gold camouflaged by ink and soot.
125 - SQUID OF THE EVENING, BEAUTIFUL SQUID
Charleston, Royal Colony of South Carolina
John and Dottie are traveling. Dottie throws up her meal: she is pregnant.
John decides to bring her back to New York.
126 - THE OGLETHORPE PLAN
End of November 1778, Savannah
Claire, Jamie, Rachel and Ian, Jenny and Fergus' family settle for a time in Savannah. Claire heals again and brings in money (another modernity!). Jamie jokes with her. They grab Jamie's beloved Bonnie press. Everyone works while waiting to leave in the spring.
127 - PLUMBING
Claire cares for a young slave who needs an operation. In the street, she finds William.
They discuss Richardson and Denys Randall in a tavern, and exchange their respective addresses even if William does not intend to come and see "them".
128 - GIGGING FROGS
December 22, 1778, Savannah
Ian, Fergus and Jamie teach Germain a fishing lesson. They see a dozen warships arriving from the sea. Jamie tells Claire: Savannah should soon be occupied by the British Army. General Howe and Colonel Richardson of the Continental Army arrive at their home in the evening. Jamie refuses to join them and enlist. After they leave, Claire tells them about Richardson's change of camp.
129 - INVASION
December 29, 1778, Savannah
The invasion of Savannah begins, the British army takes control of the city. The family is organized so as not to run out of provisions.
130 - A SOVEREIGN CURE
Savannah, January 1779
Claire searches for ether to operate on slave Sophronia. At an apothecary she finds the address of Amaranthus Cowden (Ben Grey's widow) in Saperville and discovers that the apothecary not only sells ready-to-use ether, but also that it is a remedy for seasickness.
131 - A BORN GAMBLER
Savannah, January 1779
In her infirmary, Claire receives a visit from Richardson. Richardson wants Claire's help in influencing the political positions of Hal, who is in the House of Lords, by putting pressure on Lord John or their children. Claire kicks him out when Mrs. Bradshaw and the slave girl arrive.
Claire operates on Sophronia and is reluctant to sterilize her during her sleep to protect her from future complications.
Savannah, January 1779
William is reluctant to go to Saperville to find Amaranthus Cowden. On the way, he finds Fanny, Jane's sister. She was arrested for the murder of Harkness in Philadelphia. She is being held in a military house. William goes to plead his case with Campbell. There he finds his uncle Hal and Lord John, who in turn intercedes without success. William decides to try something else to save Jane from the impending hanging.
133 - LAST RESORT
Savannah, January 1779
William knocks in the middle of the night on Claire and Jamie's door to ask Jamie for help, who follows him without asking any questions. Once outside, William explains the situation to him and asks him to help him free Jane, which Jamie accepts. “I said I would help you with whatever request you made if you felt it was warranted. Jamie's involvement confuses William in his negative judgment of him. William learns that he has a sister during their exchanges. They arrive clandestinely in Jane's room but she committed suicide by opening her veins. Jamie takes a lock of Jane's hair for Fanny.
134 - LAST RITES
Savannah, January 1779
William returns in the morning to Claire and Jamie to entrust them with Fanny.
Claire will claim Jane's body for a decent burial, at William's request. She runs into Lord John at Campbell's, who comes for the same. Claire warns him about Richardson.
The whole family and Lord John bury Jane the next morning. William is waiting for them at the exit of the cemetery, gives a horse to Fanny. Marsali entrusts Germain to Jamie and Claire at Fraser's Ridge. She and Fergus move to Charleston with their daughters and the unborn baby.
135 - AMARANTHUS
January 15, 1779, Saperville
Hal and John find Amaranthus and her baby in Saperville. She confirms Ben's death and wishes to go with them.
136 - UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Savannah, January 1779
William goes to see Jamie at the warehouse where he works. He wants to talk to her before he leaves town.
He thanks him for his help and asks him "how he was born". Jamie refuses to answer this indiscreet question but specifies that he did not coerce Geneva and that he did not like her. William realizes that his mother loved Jamie, as he himself loved him as a child. Jamie does not confirm anything and refuses to overwhelm his mother. On the contrary, he praises the courage of Geneva, often criticized in her own family, which deeply moves William. (He doesn't yet know that Jamie also saved his life when he was born) Jamie adds that he doesn't regret anything, and leaves after a tender gesture.
Thig crioch air an t-saoghal ach mairidh ceol agus gaol.
“The world may stop, but the love and the music will endure. "
137 - : IN THE WILDERNESS A LODGING PLACE
Frasers's Ridge 1779
On the way to Fraser's Ridge, they find Joseph, Lizzie's father, who was watching their arrival. Adso welcomes them too.
138 - FANNY’S FRENULUM
Frasers's Ridge 1779
Jamie prepares to rebuild a house on another site. Rachel is nearing the end of her pregnancy. Claire operates on Fanny to release the frenulum of her tongue, with everyone's help. The operation is successful.
139 - A VISIT TO THE TRADING POST
During a morning shopping at the Beardsley counter with Claire, Jenny, Germain and Rachel, Ian finds the 2 daughters Herman and Vermine that he had entrusted to Mrs. Sylvie, a brothel owner, and who now ensure the safety of the 'establishment.
Claire runs into the man who raped her during her kidnapping. She is upset but does not talk about it.
140 -WOMAN, WILT THOU LIE WITH ME?
Frasers's Ridge 1779
Intimate moment between Ian and Rachel about Mrs. Sylvie and the unborn baby. Ian notices Claire's shock and tells Jenny.
141 - THE DEEPEST FEELING ALWAYS SHOWS ITSELF IN SILENCE
Frasers's Ridge 1779
Jenny invites Claire to share her reaction at the Beardsley counter after seeing the man. Claire tells him about the kidnapping 5 years earlier. Jenny tells him about the rape of her daughter Maggie by her brother-in-law. “A Highlander cannot live in the neighborhood of a man who has raped his wife, and rightly so. "
Claire seeks to overcome this trauma and find forgiveness in prayer, as she knows Jamie did with Jack Randall.
142 -THINGS COMING INTO VIEW
Frasers's Ridge 1779
Claire resumes her rounds of care. Claire and Jamie go to the site of the next house. Jamie tries to find out what is bothering her, she refuses to open up and tells him that she is looking for an answer herself first. Jamie agrees to wait.
143 - INTERRUPTUS
Frasers's Ridge 1779
Rachel comes to term, Ian is worried after Emily's miscarriages.
Claire and Jamie sleep near the future house and make love during the night.
At dawn, Jamie leaves without warning.
144 - VISIT TO A HAUNTED GARDEN
Frasers's Ridge 1779
Claire knows straight away that he's gone to avenge her, and that he has questioned Jenny (he circumvented his promise to Claire without betraying her). Claire returns to the old vegetable garden and thinks about Malva and makes a ritual gesture for her and her baby. Jenny and Claire help Rachel give birth.
145 - AND YOU KNOW THAT
Frasers's Ridge 1779
Jamie comes home 3 days later. Ian and Rachel have a healthy son.
Claire tells Jamie that he didn't have to kill the man, Jamie renews his vows of protection. "I am not at war and you are not my army!" -…) - I'm not? (…) - Yes, you are, I say reluctantly. I just wish it wasn't necessary. "
He reminds her of their mutual love. “Sassenach, I am the true home of your heart. I know it. (…) I love a lot of people, Sassenach, but you alone hold my whole heart in your hands, and you know it. "
Claire and Jamie see a family approaching from the road… Roger, Brianna, Jem and Mandy!
On this date, Claire is 62, Jamie 57, Brianna 32.
In June of 1778, the world turns upside-down. The British army withdraws from Philadelphia, George Washington prepares to move from Valley Forge in pursuit, and Jamie Fraser comes back from the dead to discover that his best friend has married his wife. The ninth Earl of Ellesmere discovers to his horror that he is, in fact, the illegitimate son of the newly-resurrected Jamie Fraser (a rebel and a Scottish criminal!) and Jamie's nephew Ian Murray discovers that his newfound cousin has an eye for his Quaker betrothed.
Meanwhile, Claire deals with an asthmatic duke, Benedict Arnold, and the fear that one of her husbands may have murdered the other. And in the 20th century, Jamie and Claire's daughter, Brianna, is thinking that things are probably easier in the 18th century: her son has been kidnapped, her husband has disappeared into the past, and she's facing a vicious criminal with nothing but a stapler in her hand.
Written in my own heart's blood
First published 2014