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Date Posted: 21:10:19 01/17/15 Sat
Author: CindyG
Subject: QOTD for Sunday, January 18, 2015

The following quote is taken from Voyager by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 5, To Us A Child is Given. Copyright © 1994 by Diana Gabaldon, All Rights Reserved.

"'D’ye want to see him?'
'Oh, a him, is it?' With hands experienced by years of unclehood, he lifted the tiny package and cuddled it against himself, pushing back the flap of blanket that shaded its face.
Its eyes were closed tight shut, the lashes not visible in the deep crease of the eyelids. The eyelids themselves lay at a sharp angle above the flushed smooth rounds of the cheeks, giving promise that it might—in this one recognizable feature, at least—resemble its mother.
The head was oddly lumpy, with a lopsided appearance that made Jamie think uncomfortably of a kicked-in melon, but the small fat mouth was relaxed and peaceful, the moist pink underlip quivering faintly with the snore attendant on the exhaustion of being born.
'Hard work, was it?' he said, speaking to the child, but it was the mother who answered him.
'Aye, it was,' Jenny said. 'There’s whisky in the armoire—will ye fetch me a glass?'"


And so we meet young Ian!

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[> A week of Ian, hmmm? -- SusiQ, 03:28:36 01/18/15 Sun


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[> Together from the beginning -- kgp, 05:10:01 01/18/15 Sun


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[> It's very interesting, and poignant, to read of wee Ian as a sweet, vulnerable baby boy. We know now what he will face on his journey to manhood and it breaks my heart. I am SOOOO glad he and Rachel found each other. -- Kathy in PA, 06:52:11 01/18/15 Sun


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[> Have always thought that Ian had more of the personality and inner core of Jamie than anyone else. Love their relationship. -- Lady Linda, 08:15:58 01/18/15 Sun


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[> Jamie was there at the very beginning of Ian's life, and he holds a very special place in Jamie's heart. -- LisaW, 10:01:36 01/18/15 Sun


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[> Who would have guessed this baby would grow up to win our hearts from that first time he burst into Claire's room at Madame Jeanne's? :) -- Rita, 10:10:55 01/18/15 Sun


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