In 1968 Inverness, Claire, Roger and Brianna begin the hunt for Jamie Fraser
Brianna goes to the Highland Clans offices to photocopy a list of documents Roger compiled. When she returns to the manse, she brings Fiona Graham items from the store to make scones and jokingly asks the housekeeper if they’re having haggis for dinner. Fiona scoffs and calls her a silly Sassenach. Brianna asks if she is a Sassenach and Fiona laughs and says “yes,” but she likes her just fine.
Claire asks Bree if she found anything at the Highland Clans library, and Brianna shows her a book of Highland legends and an entry inside entitled “Leap O’ the Cask.” The legend tells of a Jacobite Laird, who after Culloden hides in a cave for seven years while the English hunted the Highlands for the supporters of Charles Stuart. The Laird’s tenants only refer to him as the “Dunbonnet” to avoid giving him away to the English patrols. One day, a boy bringing a cask of ale to the Laird’s cave met a group of English dragoons and when the boy refuses to answer the soldier’s questions, they attack him, and he drops the cask into the burn below. Brianna shows them a map of the Highlands indicating the area is near Lallybroch.
Next, they find Lord Melton’s journal where he describes how in order to repay his brother John’s honor he felt he had to spare Jamie’s life and removed his name from the list of traitors executed at the farmhouse. He arranged transport for Jamie back to his home, feeling that with his infected leg wound, he probably wouldn’t survive the journey. When Brianna mentions the Dunbonnet, Fiona tells them that she heard about the legend through her grandmother Mrs. Graham. She tells them that afterward he lived for a time in the cave, there was https://rapidloan.net/payday-loans-az/ a great famine and even though his tenants fared better than most, they were still starving.Read More »In 1968 Inverness, Claire, Roger and Brianna begin the hunt for Jamie Fraser