This week is chapters 22 through 28!!
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1. How do you feel about Claire disobeying Jamie and the resulting punishment he brings forth on her for this? Do you feel that Jamie’s punishment was justified by the fact that everyone was put in danger by Claire’s actions? Finally, did Jamie’s vow with Claire’s dagger do anything to sway your thoughts or change your mind on how you initially feel/felt about his punishment?
The modern-day me was torn. I was angry with Claire, but in this day in age? Beating someone is NEVER acceptable. So I fought with myself on this, for a long time. But in the end? Claire paid ZERO consideration to her actions, and Jamie was only acting in a manner that was expected of him at the time. Claire’s actions were frivolous and could have ruined things for a LOT of people, so after some thought? Yes, my mind changed and I understood why Jamie did what he did.
The Bed-Bug?? (That’s what I’m going with…) To be honest, I got all itchy – as I do anytime Bed-Bugs are mentioned. Although I was also shocked that’s what it was… because aren’t bed-bugs tiny? And if I’m thinking of the right incident, then wouldn’t it be too big to be a bug? (Or am I confused on the whole Bed-Bug thing? Thankfully **KNOCK ON WOOD** I’ve never had to deal with them…
This was just one more of those situations where I just wanted to grab Claire and shake her!! I get her wanting to help, she had knowledge of “modern” medicine (well, more modern than her current time!) and she knew she could help. BUT… like everything else, you NEED to step back and take stock of where you are. Modern Medicine is witchcraft in those days, it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out!! And so, as hard as it may be, I think she needed to sit back and observe. I would like to think I would react like Geilie, but I know I would want to act as Claire did.
I was completely broadsided by her! I knew something was up with her, but never in a million years did I think that her storyline would go where it did. (I’m thrilled that it did – but I was shocked. )
Let me start by saying – after reading AND listening?? This scene NEEDS to be heard on Audiobook!! (Or better yet, go find a Scotsman to read it for you! I think that’s what I’ll do if I win the lottery – hire my own personal Scotsman to stand in my living room – in a kilt – and read the entire Outlander series to me!)
Really? I wasn’t surprised, but I was thrilled!! I grinned and blushed and immediately texted my friend (who introduced me to Outlander) to gush and gush. This is where my love for Jamie Fraser was cemented…