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Date Posted: 16:50:33 04/26/15 Sun
Author: Rita
Subject: QOTD for Monday, April 27, 2015

The following quote is taken from Voyager by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 9: "The Wanderer". Copyright (c) 1994 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.

“Your wife, sir—where is she?”
The answer was a sudden blaze of dark blue that seared him to the backbone, so shocking was its intensity.
Perhaps you are too young to know the power of hate and despair. Quarry’s voice spoke in Grey’s memory. He was not; he recognized them at once in the depths of Fraser’s eyes.
Only for a moment, though; then the man’s normal veil of cool politeness was back in place.
“My wife is gone,” Fraser said, and turned away again, so abruptly that the movement verged on rudeness.
Grey felt himself shaken by an unexpected feeling. In part it was relief. The woman who had been both cause of and party to his humiliation was dead. In part, it was regret.
Neither of them spoke again on the journey back to Ardsmuir.


-- Yes, it's a Lord John week. :)

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[> Such an incredibly powerful scene. Jamie always, always burned for Claire. -- Lady Linda, 19:16:38 04/26/15 Sun


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[> Claire did set his arm and ask Jamie to ease up on him. I think the regret is because he has empathy for the grief he sees in Jamie's eyes. -- kgp, 03:18:47 04/27/15 Mon


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[> John was so young when all that happened with Jamie, I imagine that for many years he blamed Claire because John was trying to save her honor, and in the process of saving her honor he felt utterly humiliated. -- LisaW, 08:39:02 04/27/15 Mon


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[> [> Sorry had to continue here. Seeing Jamie's face and his grief, for a brief moment, must have made John realize what she ment to Jamie. -- LisaW, 08:42:04 04/27/15 Mon


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[> [> [> I believe this was the first time John saw Jamie as human, grieving for his wife as John was still grieving for Hector. Add the loneliness at Ardsmuir and being in close quarters with all that Jamieshness -- he was doomed to love him. -- Rita, 10:33:39 04/27/15 Mon


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[> recently I answered a FB poll about favorite character for the UK ladies and I said Raymond and you know reading these quotes reminds me I always admired John so much....he was a true friend to our hero and did save his life.... and was humiliated many times for his love of Jaime and Claire in the course of that friendship! -- BetsyG, 09:03:59 04/27/15 Mon


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[> [> I'm curious, Why do you say that, BetsyG? Not necessarily disagreeing, but after the first encounter at Prestonpans, I never saw John as being humiliated by his love of Jamie and Claire. Though I do wish sometimes Jamie would cut him some slack, I always felt John can well handle those two -- and they know it. -- Rita, 10:28:09 04/27/15 Mon


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[> I'm listening to Voyager on audiobook & almost up to this part. So sad, the whole darn thing. (I am happy that sofar, I continue to see my own images of the characters instead of the Starz characters.) -- MaryJ, 09:40:46 04/28/15 Tue


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