VoyForums

Monday, December 06, 01:18:33amLogin ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12[3]45678910 ]

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Date Posted: 22:03:01 08/10/15 Mon
Author: Lee
Subject: QOTD for Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This passage and the preceding moments always give me chills. Murtagh is so very serious. And vengeance will be had!

The following quote is taken from Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 19, An Oath is Sworn. Copyright (c) 1992 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.

“ Jamie’s voice dropped still further, but it was not a whisper. Holding the middle three fingers of his right hand stiff, he laid them together over the hilt of the dirk, at the juncture of haft and tang.

“I charge ye, then, by your oath to me and your word to my mother – find the men. Hunt them, and when they be found, I do charge ye wi’ the vengeance due my wife’s honor – and the blood of Mary Hawkins’s innocence.”

He paused a moment, then took his hand from the knife. The clansman raised it, holding it upright by the blade. Acknowledging my presence for the first time, he bowed his head toward me and said, “As the laird has spoken, lady, so I will do. I will lay vengeance at your feet.” “

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]


Replies:

[> And vengeance he did lay! -- Lady Linda, 04:12:16 08/11/15 Tue


[ Edit | View ]










[> I'm just wondering what life for them would have been like if Murtagh had survived Culloden and lived to be with them on the Ridge. -- kgp, 05:28:51 08/11/15 Tue


[ Edit | View ]










[> The whole Sandringham bit is brilliant sleuthing and writing by Herself. She finds this enigmatic Duke, whose political leanings matter, but no one knows what they are. Then he dies but no one knows when, where or how. She deftly weaves him into the story and we have a great threading of Leoch, Paris, Mary Hawkins, and Hugh Monroe. I love it. -- Swarl, 05:40:11 08/11/15 Tue


[ Edit | View ]










[> I think that if Murtagh had survived Culloden and taken up residence on the Ridge, the entire story with the Bugs would have been totally different. Just my opinion. LOL -- CathyS, 06:39:12 08/11/15 Tue


[ Edit | View ]





[> [> Very interesting thought. He certainly did everything he could his whole life to honor and protect Jamie. I'd love to have Murtagh as my right hand man. -- Kathy in PA, 13:08:01 08/11/15 Tue


[ Edit | View ]

[> [> Murtagh's offer of his life for failing his laird, just prior to this passage, kind of puts Arch Bug's similar gesture to shame, if you ask me. I never thought Arch believed Jamie would kill him. -- Lee, 22:09:51 08/11/15 Tue


[ Edit | View ]

[> [> [> Totally agree! I didn't see the Bug betrayal coming, but Murtagh probably would sense it. -- Kathy in PA, 04:40:58 08/12/15 Wed


[ Edit | View ]












[ Contact Forum Admin ]






Forum timezone: GMT-8
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.