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Date Posted: 18:33:34 12/22/15 Tue
Author: Lady-Jane
Subject: QOTD for Wednesday, 23 Dec. 2015


This one is at the end of Claire's telling Jamie the Christmas Carol tale, but I loved the last line and chose to only include a wee bit of the tale.

The following quote is taken from Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 21, "Night on a Snowy Mountain." Copyright (c) 1997 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.


“ ‘God bless us, every one,’ I ended, and lay silent, a small needle of grief like an ice splinter through my heart. It was quiet inside the shelter, and seemed darker; snow had covered over all the openings. Jamie reached back and touched my leg.

'Put your hands inside my shirt, Sassenach,' he said softly. I slid one hand up under his shirt in front, to rest against his chest, the other up his back. The faded whip marks felt like threads under his skin.

He laid his hand against mine, pressing it tight against his chest. He was very warm, and his heart beat slow and strong under my fingers.

'Sleep, a nighean donn,' he said. 'I wilna let ye freeze.'”



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[> Awww.... snuggled together like spoons :) -- MaryC in KY, 07:52:10 12/23/15 Wed

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[> [> I have just been catching up with this week and enjoyed the Christmas theme. -- Helka, 12:52:49 12/23/15 Wed

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[> [> [> Thanks, Helka! I love being reminded of the more peaceful times during the holidays. -- Lady-Jane, 21:05:37 12/24/15 Thu

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[> That is a lovely quote. There is so much going on, Claire remembering her life with Frank, having Jamie there, scars and all, and knowing Jamie would always take care of her. -- LisaW, 08:40:09 12/23/15 Wed

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[> I love this chapter. It's bittersweet for Claire as she remembers Frank, but when Jamie "warms her" as he does so often throughout their lives, she relaxes into knowing she is right where she's supposed to be, with her true love. Thanks again, Jayn, for the beautiful ornament that marks this passage. I moved my Lally Tree to a new spot this year and now I see it constantly. It gives me such pleasure to look at each ornament and think of what they represent. It's almost like meditation. -- Kathy in PA, 18:44:08 12/23/15 Wed

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