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Jamie leaps in and separates them and prevents Lord Ellesmere from ringing for his servants. As the soldiers come into the house, Jamie pretends to be taking Grey hostage, and William delays the soldiers further, allowing them escape. Geillis helps to distract the crowd by proclaiming that she, but not Claire, is a witch: The return trip will not be able to take place until May when the weather improves, and Jamie and Claire will have the ship at their disposal until that time to search for Ian.

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Jamie moves out less than a year later when he can no longer bear it, and goes to Edinburgh to work. Jamie takes him under his wing and renames him Mr. Jamie sees the severed hand lying in the mud before he faints. When the Artemis is ready to sail, Jamie, Claire, and Mr. Final words that Jamie wanted to know more about. Afterwards one of the prisoners, Morrison, tends to his back while some of the other prisoners give Angus MacKenzie a beating.

Claire learns that Jamie's printing activities have caused him to be arrested six times, but she vows that nothing will make her leave him, not even if he has committed bigamy and public drunkenness. Jamie startles at this declaration and tells Claire that he is also a smuggler. The next morning, Jamie and Claire are surprised by a visit from Ian, who has come to search for Young Ian. Ian is disgusted at finding Jamie in a brothel and then shocked to his core to find Claire with him.

When he recovers himself, he tells Jamie and Claire that Young Ian had left home over a week ago, leaving only a note saying he was going to his uncle. They both leave to look for him, leaving Claire behind at the brothel. Later in the morning, Jamie is back at the brothel with Fergus, dealing with a shipment of smuggled brandy and with the excisemen on his heels. He hears a gunshot and goes running to the stairwell to find Claire sitting down with a dead man in her lap.

Claire explains that Mr. Willoughby shot the man. Jamie wraps the body in Claire's shawl, and he and Claire take it downstairs to a hidden cellar which Jamie uses for his smuggling operation. Claire washes the blood off herself using some of the water that Jamie has piped down from the roof to cut the brandy. When Claire tells Jamie the dead man is an exciseman, Jamie is shocked.

He looks at the man's face and checks his pockets where he finds only a small Bible. Jamie heaves a sigh of relief as he realizes the man is not one of Edinburgh's excisemen.

Jamie explains to Claire that he bribes the Superintending Customs Officer to turn a blind eye to his smuggling, and so the real excisemen do not come into the brothel. Jamie tries to plan how to deal with everything, including the complications caused by the unplanned appearance of both Young Ian and Claire. Jamie tells Claire that without her in his life, he had forgotten how it was to feel joy and fear, as it had been such a long time since he had had anything to lose.

After dealing with the dead body and the smuggled brandy, Jamie and Claire go to Moubray's Tavern to dine. They are interrupted by Sir Percival Turner who sends Jamie a veiled warning against pursuing his next planned smuggling activity. After Sir Percival leaves, Jamie and Claire take a room upstairs at Moubrays and indulge in some afternoon delight.

Claire and Jamie are walking back to the print shop in the evening when they realize there is a fire in Carfax Close. They rush there to discover that it is Jamie's print shop that is on fire. Jamie rushes in to save his printing press and, aided by others, he manages to remove it from the shop just before the stairs cave in.

Jamie is trying to catch his breath outside when Claire and Ian rush up, yelling that Young Ian is trapped upstairs in the building. Jamie accesses the print shop roof via the chocolate shop next door and drags Young Ian out.

Ian throws a rope up to Jamie, and Jamie and Young Ian are lowered safely to the ground. Jamie, Claire and the two Ians go back to Madame Jeanne's, and Jamie questions Young Ian about how he came to be in the printshop and how it came to be on fire. When Ian admits he set the fire, Jamie asks him to explain himself.

Ian tells Jamie about the man he followed. When Jamie hears that the man only tasted the brandy he ordered in two of the taverns he visited, Jamie realizes what he was up to. When Ian reacts angrily at the news that Young Ian had been to the brothel, Young Ian calls him a hypocrite, as he believes that Claire is a prostitute that his father has been visiting.

Young Ian asks Claire if she is a fairy. While Claire struggles to answer, Ian replies that Claire had escaped to France after Culloden, and had thought Jamie dead.

While telling his story, Ian drinks porter and becomes quite drunk. Claire goes off to fetch some tea to try and sober him up while Jamie and Ian help him vomit. When Claire returns, she tends to Ian's burns and he resumes his story. When Ian hears that Jamie has been printing seditious pamphlets and Young Ian is mixed up with it, he gets really angry and demands to know how Jamie could do such a thing to him and Jenny, after all the suffering they endured after Culloden because of Jamie's part in the Rising.

Jamie reacts angrily and points out that Ian's son is now the heir to Lallybroch, while Jamie has nothing. Ian berates Jamie for not sending word that Young Ian was with him, to stop Jenny worrying. Jamie replies that he meant to bring Ian home himself and ask permission for him to come and live with him, as he cares for the lad as if he were his own son. Ian replies that he may do so, but Young Ian is not Jamie's son, but his.

Ian then tells Young Ian that they are leaving, but Young Ian refuses to go with him that night, saying he will go in the morning. Ian is shocked and angry at Young Ian's disobedience, and leaves defeatedly. Ian is very upset at hurting his father, and Jamie tells him that he shouldn't have said that to him. Young Ian, anguished, tells Jamie that he couldn't go with his father as he needs to tell Jamie something else, and he doesn't want his father to hear, as he would be hurt.

Ian then tells Jamie that he thinks he killed the seaman, as he doesn't think the seaman could have escaped the fire. Jamie tells Ian that he hasn't done anything wrong, but Ian bursts into tears and is comforted by Claire. When Ian has finished crying, Jamie tells him he isn't damned because it's not a sin to kill in self defense, and that he shouldn't be afraid of telling his father.

Jamie realizes that Ian confided in him because he had killed men and would know what to do. Jamie tells Ian to do the following: Finally, he must live with it.

Jamie explains to Claire that the man Ian killed was probably a degustateur de vin — a man able to identify the source and year of a wine simply by taste. The two taverns where the man actually drank the wine were two taverns supplied exclusively by Jamie.

Jamie is very concerned that this man seemed to have made the connection between Jamie Roy the smuggler and Alec Malcolm the printer. Fergus returns and explains how he has disposed of the brandy and the dead exciseman's body. When Jamie and Ian are discussing where Ian is to sleep the night, Fergus asks why he can't go with one of the prostitutes. Jamie is scandalized and replies that Ian is only fourteen, but Ian is very interested and states that he is almost fifteen. When Fergus informs them that he had taken both of Ian's elder brothers to the brothel at that age, Jamie gives up in defeat.

Fergus and Madame Jeanne choose a young prostitute called Mary for Ian to spend the night with and he goes off with her. After Ian leaves, Jamie confesses to Claire that the other way for a man to heal himself when he is sick with killing, is to lose himself in the arms of a woman.

The next day, Jamie and Fergus make alternative plans to land the smuggled liquor at Arbroath, in light of Sir Percival's warning about the ambush. Young Ian wants to be involved with the smuggling, but Jamie tells him that he is not to be a part of it, but instead is to stay with Claire at the inn above the abbey at Arbroath, and once the smuggling is over, they will return Ian to Lallybroch.

Ian starts to blurt out a question, but Jamie snaps at him and cuts him off before he can finish his sentence. Jamie, Claire and Ian travel to Arbroath, with Ian constantly pestering Jamie to be allowed to take part in the smuggling. When they reach Arbroath after four days of riding, it is to find that the inn has been burnt down. Jamie cannot leave Ian and Claire without shelter, and is forced to take them both with him to the smuggling rendezvous.

Jamie tells Ian that he is only to go as far as the cliff edge, and must take care of Claire. Jamie, Claire and Ian go to the cove where the rendezvous with the smuggling ship is to take place, meeting up with Fergus, Mr. Willoughby and Jamie's men. Just as the ship is about to reach shore, excisemen burst from their hiding places in the sand and the smugglers take flight, but Mr. Jamie tells Ian to take Claire to safety and he heads down to the beach to rescue Mr.

Jamie and Fergus and six of Jamie's smugglers cross paths with Claire after they leave the beach. When Claire tells Jamie about the excisemen, Jamie goes looking for them and finds one of them hanging from a tree. Jamie suspects that the murder will be pinned on him.

Ian returns and they all leave for Lallybroch. Ian berates Young Ian for running away and causing so much worry, and sends him out to the gatepost to be whipped. Jamie pleads with Ian not to whip Young Ian, saying that he is no longer a child. Ian says that he has told Ian he will be punished and can't go back on his word, but that Jamie can be the one to administer the whipping.

Jamie is shocked and does not want to do it, but has no choice. Young Ian is shocked when Jamie comes out to the gatepost, and even more surprised and taken aback when, after Jamie has finished, he orders Young Ian to whip him in return, to punish his uncle for his part in the whole affair. As both Young Ian and Jamie gingerly rub their bottoms afterwards, Jamie tells Young Ian that he'd prefer not to have to do that again, and Young Ian agrees.

The mutual punishment of Jamie and Young Ian relieves the tension in the household, and Jamie and Claire go to bed that evening in a much happier frame of mind. They awake the next morning and are engaged in some amorous foreplay when the door to the bedroom flies open, revealing a teenage girl staring at them in horror.

Jamie is just as horrified, but not nearly as much as Claire as the girl exclaims, "Daddy! Who is that woman? Suddenly Laoghaire appears in the bedroom and hisses at Claire to go back to where she came from, as Jamie is hers. Jamie shoves Laoghaire out of the room, and tells Claire that he can explain everything, but Claire is in shock and in no state of mind to be reasonable. After shouting angrily at each other, Jamie tells Claire he will sort things out and then come back and talk.

He then leaves to deal with Laoghaire who has been pounding on the bedroom door. Jamie returns to the bedroom to find Claire ready to leave Lallybroch. Claire is filled with anger at Jamie for lying to her about the fact that he was married, and Jamie confesses that he was afraid that Claire would leave him if she knew.

All the pain and hurt they have carried over their twenty years apart is released in a vicious argument, and as Claire makes to leave, Jamie grabs her and kisses her violently. Claire responds in kind and their anger finds release in furious, noisy sex which is abruptly interrupted by Jenny tossing a pail of cold water over them. Jenny angrily demands to know whether Jamie is ashamed of rutting like a wild beast for all the house to hear.

Jamie dazedly shakes himself, replies that he is ashamed, and leaves the room. Jamie tells Laoghaire to go back to Balriggan with her daughters, and then he goes for a walk up the hill which is something he does when he's troubled.

Jamie returns to the house to find Claire has gone. He is absolutely furious, and he and Jenny have a huge argument ending in a broken window. Jamie gets on his horse and makes to go after Claire, but Laoghaire reappears, clutches Jamie's leg and weeps and wails.

At the end of his tether, Jamie throws Laoghaire over his shoulder and carries her into the house to deal with her. While they are both upstairs Laoghaire shoots Jamie. The shot penetrates Jamie's left arm and side, and he becomes feverish.

Young Ian wants to go after Claire, but Jamie doesn't want Claire to return to him out of pity, and forbids him from doing so. Jamie's fever worsens and Jenny lays him on a camp bed in the parlor in front of the fire. Young Ian ignores his uncle, hastens after Claire, and brings her back.

Jamie awakens and sees Claire; he thinks that she is part of a fever dream until she touches him, and he realizes she is real. Jamie thinks he is dying and apologizes to Claire, and asks her if she will stay with him for a while. Claire, however, has no intention of letting Jamie die. She has a secret weapon from the future in the form of penicillin, and she gives Jamie his first dose.

While Claire tends to Jamie, he tells her how he came to be married to Laoghaire and how unhappy he'd been. Claire realizes that she had been just as lonely and lost while married to Frank. They both reaffirm their love for each other. The penicillin works like a charm, and Jamie's fever disappears within two days; within four, the inflammation is also much improved. The Murray clan descend on Lallybroch to visit Jamie, and Claire is introduced to Jenny and Ian's grown children and to all their grandchildren.

Jamie is a magnet for his great-nieces and nephews, and settles down to a storytelling session with them while Claire seeks out the women in the kitchen. Jenny has received a warning from a neighbor that Hobart MacKenzie is on his way, and she comes to tell Jamie that he should leave Lallybroch. Claire arrives back in the room and Jamie explains that Hobart is Laoghaire's brother. Jamie refuses to leave, stating that he is not scared of Hobart and Jenny has to accept that.

Jenny leaves the room and then goes outside to the barn. Claire sees her through the window and follows her. Jamie declares that he will continue to support Laoghaire and her daughters, but Jenny insists that that support should stop if Laoghaire remarries. Laoghaire agrees to accept this offer in full and final settlement.

After Hobart and Ned have left, Jenny asks Jamie where he is going to get the money to pay Laoghaire. Jamie replies that he will have to use some of the seal's treasure, but as he cannot swim because of his gunshot wound, he wants to take Young Ian to retrieve it. Jenny automatically says no, but Ian acknowledges that Young Ian is a capable swimmer.

Jenny realizes they cannot treat Ian as a child forever, but must give him his freedom while he still thinks it is theirs to give. Jenny reluctantly agrees, and Jamie tells her that for Laoghaire's sake he must leave Lallybroch for a while. He proposes going back to France to work for Jared, and taking Young Ian with him so he can be schooled in Paris.

Despite it being winter, Jamie, Claire and Young Ian travel to the seal's cove. When they arrive, the weather is very misty with poor visibility. Young Ian is lowered down to the beach and swims out to the seal's island. Jamie and Claire can do nothing but wait until he returns, a round trip that Jamie knows will take about two hours. While Claire and Jamie are waiting on the top of the cliffs, Jamie hears shouting. Striding to the cliff's edge, the mist lifts long enough for Jamie and Claire to see two men on the island — one man carrying the box of treasure, and the second carrying the limp body of Ian.

The men put the box and Ian into a small boat and row out to a larger boat waiting nearby. Jamie and Claire jump on their horses and follow the boat, but they are spotted and the boat opens fire on them, lifts anchor and sails away. Jamie and Claire are both shocked and distressed at what they have just witnessed.

Jamie decides that the only thing to do is to go to France as planned, and hope that Jared can help them to identify the ship.

They cannot leave until the morning, but Jamie cannot slep. He is wracked by guilt thinking that he has caused misfortune to fall Ian's way by trying to use the treasure for selfish reasons — to rid himself of Laoghaire and be with Claire.

Jamie does not know how he can face Jenny, after convincing her to let Ian go with him and promising to keep him safe. Claire wakes and finds Jamie praying for guidance. He shares his feelings of guilt with Claire, and Claire tells him he is a terrible fool, that they are married in the eyes of God and it is not wrong for them to be together. At about four o'clock in the morning, they decide to leave, as neither can bear waiting any more.

Jamie sends word to Fergus to round up his group of smugglers, and tells him to wait at Cape Wrath in the north-west of Scotland. Jamie and Claire will return with a ship to pick them up.

Jamie, Claire and Mr. Willoughby travel to Le Havre and go immediately to see Jared in his warehouse, where they explain everything that has happened.

Jared explains that, as it is so late in the season, there are few ships still available to travel on, and the best he can provide is a mid-sized sloop called the Artemis which will be ready to sail in a week.

Jared has searched the harbormasters' records and discovered that the Bruja has its home port listed as Bridgetown in Barbados. Not knowing the destination of the ship, Jamie and Claire plan to sail to Barbados in the hope that they will find it. Jared informs them that the sailing time to the West Indies is normally two months, but this late in the year they may well be delayed a month or more by winter gales.

Both Jared and Claire are concerned about how Jamie will survive the voyage, but Jamie will endure anything to get Ian back. Jared appoints Jamie to the role of supercargo on the ship. This means Jamie is responsible for the ship's cargo, and his authority can override the captain's when making decisions relating to the cargo. The Artemis will sail to Jamaica with a load of cargo and then reload with rum from Jared's sugarcane plantation to be brought back to France.

The return trip will not be able to take place until May when the weather improves, and Jamie and Claire will have the ship at their disposal until that time to search for Ian. Jamie writes to Jenny explaining what has happened to Ian, and what plans he has made to try and get Ian back. Jamie meets with a coin dealer, Mayer, and describes to him the coins he found in the seal's treasure.

Mayer reveals that the original buyer of those coins was the Duke of Sandringham. Jamie and Claire agree that the coins could possibly be the money the Duke had promised, but the really pressing questions are, what was Duncan Kerr doing — had he come to remove the treasure, or deposit it?

And who sent the Bruja to retrieve it? Over dinner one night, Jared gives a Masonic greeting to Jamie, which he returns. Jared tells Jamie that there are Freemason lodges in the Caribbean, and Jamie should use contacts there to help find Ian. When the Artemis is ready to sail, Jamie, Claire, and Mr. Willoughby board and, much to Jamie's frustration, sail back to Scotland to pick up Fergus and the men from Jamie's smuggling group.

Jamie explains to Claire that the smugglers will provide protection against the men who took Ian, and will help crew the Artemis. The Artemis arrives at Cape Wrath before Fergus and the men, and Jamie is forced to wait for their arrival, despite desperately wanting to begin the search for Ian. Two days after arriving at Cape Wrath, the six smugglers arrive but Fergus is not with them.

Jamie learns that Fergus had sent the men on ahead saying that he had business to attend to. Fergus has still not arrived the next morning and the captain tells Jamie they must leave by mid-afternoon as there is bad weather on the way.

Jamie grows more and more anxious as the day wears on, but just as the Artemis is about to cast off, he hears the sound of galloping hoofbeats as Fergus approaches.

Jamie's relief quickly turns to anger when he realizes that Fergus is not alone. He has arrived with Marsali, who is boarding the Artemis with him. Jamie angrily demands to know what they think they are doing.

Fergus and Marsali reveal that they have been secretly handfast in front of witnesses. Jamie is furious with them both, and tells them he will put Marsali ashore when they stop for provisions. Marsali refuses to obey and tells Jamie that she doesn't care that Fergus is a property-less, crippled, criminal bastard — she wants him.

Marsali argues fiercely with Jamie and starts to get abusive, but Fergus brings her up sharply, saying that Jamie has done a lot for both of them and she owes him respect. Marsali calms down and tells Jamie that she will not go back to Balriggan, and if Jamie puts her ashore she will tell everyone that Fergus has slept with her, thus ruining her name. Jamie realizes she has him over a barrel and lays down the law: Marsali may stay on board, but she and Fergus are to be married properly in the West Indies, and Fergus is not to touch her until that happens.

Jamie's edict to Fergus has immediate consequences. With only two private cabins on the ship, Jamie and Fergus have to share one, and Claire and Marsali the other. This is particularly awkward for Claire, as Marsali hates her.

Fergus isn't much better off sharing with Jamie, as Jamie is crippled by seasickness and vomiting constantly. On the second day, Jamie is very ill. He tells Claire that someone is trying to kill him, but that it isn't Innes.

Jamie tells Claire to ask Fergus for more information. Jamie's sickness doesn't abate and nothing that Claire tries helps him in any way. Jamie can't keep anything down and is wretched. Willoughby mentions to Claire that he has some Chinese medicine that will help, but that Jamie has flatly refused to have it. Claire mentions in a very loud voice all the terrible things that can happen to a person constantly dry wretching, such as twisted testicles that have to be amputated, and Jamie gives in and allows Mr.

Willoughby to treat him with his acupuncture needles. Fortunately for Jamie, the treatment works. With little to do during the voyage, Jamie and Claire spend most of the time together, regaining the intimacy of their initial relationship and filling in the years they spent apart. One time after Jamie has been looking at the photos of Brianna that Claire brought with her, he asks Claire if perhaps she should have waited to come after him, as Brianna is now alone with no husband to protect her and no family to see her wed.

The year time difference between Claire and Jamie gapes as Claire tries to explain to Jamie that women in her time don't need protection from men, but that doesn't mean they don't still need men. Jamie learns from Claire that his smugglers are not being fed their proper diet by Murphy the cook.

He is unhappy that they hadn't approached him about it, and tells Claire that he is not their laird, just the man who pays them, and that apart from Innes, he doesn't really know them. One day while the crew are engaged in trying to kill a shark for dinner, Mr.

Willoughy spies a pelican in the water and jumps overboard to catch it. Jamie jumps in after him and the crew manage to get them both back on board without being eaten by sharks. While everyone else on the boat is preoccupied by the dead shark, Jamie and Claire sneak off and have a quick, lustful encounter in their cabin — their first since boarding the boat.

In , Jamie is on deck when a large British man-o-war called the Porpoise fires a warning shot to show they are planning to board them. Captain Raines tells Claire and Jamie that the Porpoise is shorthanded, and they are probably intending to press as many British crew members of the Artemis as they can, as they are legally entitled to do this. Jamie tells Claire that they will not press Fergus or Duncan because of their disabilities, and so if he is pressed, Claire is to continue on to Jamaica and hunt for Ian, with the help of Fergus and Duncan.

Claire protests that Jamie could pass as a Frenchman, in which case the British could not press him, but he refuses to leave his men. Jamie tells Claire that if they are separated, he will find her in Jamaica, but for now it is best if they say that their surname is Malcolm.

The Porpoise draws alongside and a very young, tired and disheveled man climbs on board. He turns out to be the acting captain, Thomas Leonard , forced into the position after all the senior crew died of sickness.

Half his crew are ill and thirty men have died. Thomas Leonard is desperately seeking a ship's surgeon. When he explains the symptoms to Claire, she thinks the illness is typhoid fever and is happy to go aboard, but Jamie is not happy for her to do so. Claire explains to Jamie that when she became a physician, she swore an oath to help whomever needs medical help, and Jamie reluctantly accepts her obligation. Jamie says he will accompany Claire, but she says he cannot as typhoid is very infectious, and while she has been vaccinated against it, he has not.

Claire boards the Porpoise while Jamie watches anxiously. When Claire comes back on deck Jamie thinks she is coming back to the Artemis but she signals to Jamie that she will be on the Porpoise for two more hours. Jamie is not happy but cannot do anything about it. Captain Leonard appears on the deck of the Porpoise and tells Jamie that he needs to keep Claire on board to fight the sickness. Jamie is extremely unhappy about his plans, but Captain Leonard threatens to press all the Englishmen and Scots on board the Artemis if Claire does not stay, and Captain Raines overrides Jamie and agrees to let him keep Claire.

Captain Leonard promises Jamie that he will provide Claire with accommodation in Jamaica until the Artemis arrives, and then the Porpoise sails off with Claire aboard. Once the Artemis had caught up with the Porpoise , the latter of which had anchored off one of the Caicos Islands. With the help of Russo and Stone, hands aboard the Artemis with experience sailing on men-of-war, Jamie secretly boards the Porpoise.

After several hours' searching, he finds no hint of Claire's whereabouts until he encounters Harry Tompkins , who informs him that Claire had gone overboard. Tompkins does not elaborate, leaving Jamie to assume Claire dead. Having been discovered, Jamie is knocked unconscious and awakens in company with Captain Leonard. Infuriated, Jamie attacks Leonard until he is once again struck on the head. Some time later, he weaves in and out of consciousness as a woman smelling strongly of goats explains to him in broken English that Claire is not dead, that she went overboard looking for him.

The woman manages to lift Jamie, and throw him over the side of the ship. Jamie next awakens surrounded by children speaking French; they inform him that he is on the island of Hispaniola. He can see the Porpoise at anchor in the bay, and the children mention the Bruja , which is anchored in Bridgetown. While tending to the burial of Hayes, the group finds they have a stowaway in their wagon.

Stephen Bonnet , an escaped prisoner claiming to have a friendship with Hayes, barters his way into the help from the Frasers in getting away from Charleston and the authorities.

Once rid of Bonnet, the group continued overland to Wilmington , where Jamie and Claire dine with Governor Tryon in hopes of finding a buyer for one of their gemstones. However, Jamie finds that the Governor has a different kind of offer for him in the way of a land contract.

The group is set upon by pirates, including their erstwhile companion Stephen Bonnet, on the Cape Fear while en route to Jamie's aunt Jocasta Cameron 's plantation, River Run ; the pirates make off with the rest of the gemstones and Claire's gold wedding band. The whole situation leaves Jamie feeling at blame because it was he who chose to save Bonnet's life in Charleston.

Instead of arriving with any amount of money or belongings to call their own at Jamie had wanted, they arrive with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They are welcomed warmly just the same. Jamie quickly realizes that his aunt has plans for him. With the death of her husband, Hector Cameron , she has been trying to run the plantation and keep off suitors that just want her land.

And to keep them at bay she is more than willing to use Jamie to deter them. An incident at the sawmill summons Jamie and Claire to assist. While reading for the event Ulysses makes Jamie aware that his aunt plans to announce over dinner that he shall be named her heir, something Jamie doesn't want. Jamie asks that Claire make a distraction if he gives the indication, even if it meant stabbing someone sitting next to her.

Claire however ended up not having such a need at the sudden arrival of a very drunk, John Quincy Myers. Her public surgery on Myers serves as a well timed distraction to prevent Jocasta's announcement. While discussing with Claire about Jocasta's plans and what they should do about it, Jamie mentioned he needed to go to the mill to fetch the now deceased foreman's belongings.

Upon entering they find a woman at the mill, left to bleed to death from a botched abortion. Her last words were "Tell Sergeant". Final words that Jamie wanted to know more about. His checking into this bringing him to question Sergeant Murchison, a former guard of Ardsmuir Prison. Jamie battles a bear while camping with Claire, eventually killing it, after which three Indians come upon them.

This battle with the bear earning him the name "Bear Killer" among the Indians. Having decided to take the land contact from Tryon, Jamie shows Claire the land they will settle upon, noting the strawberries that grow there and the plant's connection to the Fraser family name.

In September, work on establishing shelter and winter provisions begins on the Ridge. Myers and Duncan Innes arrive with more provisions, and join in blessing the hearth of the new cabin. Jamie bids Duncan find as many Ardsmuir men as he can, and invite them to settle on the Ridge. In October, Nacognaweto brings his grandmother, Nayawenne , along with his wife Gabrielle and her daughter Berthe, to meet the Frasers. Bug comes to the ruins of the Big House at night to retrieve the gold that is hidden underneath it.

Jamie thinks that it is her husband, Arch Bug , and calls him. Bug turns round and shoots Jamie in the leg — only then he realizes that it is in fact her, as Arch wouldn't be able to hold a pistol in his right hand. Young Ian sees his uncle fall, and although Jamie tries to warn him as to the identity of the shooter, he kills Mrs. Bug with an arrow to the throat. Bug's funeral is held a few days later, and Arch Bug is in attendence. He swears to Ian that he will have his vengance when Ian has a wife of his own.

Jamie decides that it is time to go to Scotland to retrieve his printing press, and also to keep his word that he would one day bring Young Ian back to his parents. Beauchamp asks questions about a man named Claudel Fraser.

A few days later, the Teal is approached by British naval cutter Pitt , and Ian and Jamie are to be pressed into service by Pitt 's captain. However, they fight back and find themselves in control of the cutter.

Several hours later, the Pitt is attacked by a privateer and the Frasers and Young Ian come aboard it, and another sea battle between the privateer and the Teal occurs the same afternoon. Denny Hunter and his sister Rachel. After the siege of Fort Ticonderoga in July, Claire is taken prisoner and encounters Jamie's illegitimate son, British lieutenant William Ransom , whom she met a few years earlier, and who is nice to her and provides her with some medical supplies.

In the evening, Ian and Jamie rescue her from the hands of the British. They walk south and meet a militia unit before dawn, joining a larger militia body a few days later. They notice Jamie's son William and it is Ian who extracts Hunter — with help from William — while Jamie makes the diversion. Under a flag of truce, Jamie and Claire are invited to the British camp to provide comfort for Simon Fraser, who is dying.

A few days later, a mysterious man comes to the Fraser's tent and blackmails Jamie with his knowledge that Jamie murdered Dougal MacKenzie the day before the Battle of Culloden.

X, and flees with help from Jamie. The next day, General Gates asks Jamie to take the body of Simon Fraser back to Scotland, which is one of the terms of surrender of the British troops commanded by General Burgoyne, and Jamie agrees. On October 17, Jamie and Claire watch William depart with the defeated army, to Jamie's relief — his son is safe.

In December, they arrive in Edinburgh, fetch Jamie's printing press from Andrew Bell and conduct some business. Jamie and Ian go to France for a few days to investigate Percy Beauchamp, leaving Claire behind to deal with Simon Fraser's leaking coffin and write a medical book. They bury Simon in Balnain in early January In early March, a letter from Marsali arrives, in which she begs Claire to come to Philadelphia to save her son Henri-Christian who requires a surgery.

Young Ian, eager to find Rachel Hunter — with whom he is in love — as soon as possible, sails with Claire to America. Jamie stays behind for Jenny and Ian, and holds his brother-in-law's hand when Ian dies on March Following her husband's passing, Jenny tells Jamie that nothing holds her at Lallybroch anymore, and she wishes to go with him to America.

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Jamie sees no other option but to agree.

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