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Date Posted: 19:51:42 09/05/15 Sat
Author: TheresaB.
Subject: QOTD for Sunday, September 6, 2015>

The following quote is taken from Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 16. Copyright (c) 1997 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.

“D’ye believe in signs at all, Sassenach?”

“What sorts of signs?” I asked guardedly.

In answer, he bent, plucked a sprig from the ground, and dropped in into my hand- the dark green leaves like small round Chinese fans, a pure white flower on a slender stem, and on another a half-ripe berry, its shoulders pale with shade, blushing crimson at the tip.

“This, It’s ours, d’ye see?” he said.

“Ours?”

The Frasers’, I mean,” he explained. One large, blunt finger gently prodded the berry. “Strawberries ha’ always been the emblem of the clan- it’s what the name meant to start with, when Monsieur Frescliere came across from France wi’ King William that was- and took hold of land in the Scottish mountains for his trouble.”

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[> I thought we could take a look at DOA, when Jamie and Claire could start to really build their lives together. -- TheresaB., 19:53:47 09/05/15 Sat


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[> I do believe in signs, and this one was tremendous. -- jayn, 05:24:17 09/06/15 Sun


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[> I love this quote and every June when the wild strawberries start growing in our woodland fields I remember this part of DOA. One of my favorites. -- Kathy in PA, 05:37:28 09/06/15 Sun


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[> I love how he says "Ours", she is just as much a Fraser as he is. And yes, I do believe I signs too! -- LisaW, 09:33:37 09/06/15 Sun


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[> Looking forward to it -- kgp, 16:54:15 09/06/15 Sun


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[> Beautiful scene! -- Lady Linda, 17:19:03 09/06/15 Sun


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