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Date Posted: Fri, January 26 2024, 13:29:38
Author: JudithONH
Subject: QOTD for Friday 26 January 2024

The following quote is from Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 112, “We Met On The Level…,” Copyright 2021 by Diana Gabaldon, all rights reserved.

He grunted and shifted his weight uneasily, but then settled again and took a cautious breath.
‘Aye. Well, by the time I could tell for sure where I was, I was close to Tom MacLeod’s place – did Gillebride say Tom’s nose is broken? – and I thought I’d best take refuge there. So I was sloggin’ through the mud and bushes, trying to keep track of where I was by what I could see when the lightning went, and all of a sudden there was a thunderclap that split the sky and a monstrous flash that left me blind, and the rain turned to poundin’ hail, just like that –‘ He snapped his fingers. ‘So I pulled my plaid over my head to shield it, and next thing I ken, the captain’s run into me in the dark. Only I didna ken who it was, and neither did he, and then the lightning went again and I went for my pistol and he went for his cutlass and …’ He waved a hand at the half-sewn gash in his chest.”

Once again, Claire is stitching her man up...He must look like a patchwork quilt by now! Happy Friday!

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[> I recently had to get stitches and all I could think about was Claire doing it so often and so easily. I had to take my mind off myself because I’m a baby when it comes to my medical stuff; I’m lucky to not need the Dr very often. -- Kathy in PA, Fri, January 26 2024, 15:13:18

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[> Or something from a Tim Burton film, 😆. I was wondering how many lives he has left. -- kgp, Sat, January 27 2024, 6:10:17

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[> [> Didn’t they count that once because of the palm reader in France? I forget if they decided how many lives he has left. -- Kathy in PA, Sat, January 27 2024, 6:45:49

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[> [> [> 1)He was hit in the head with an axe. 2) BJR and trying to die at the Abbey 3) Culloden 4) the snake bite 5) Kings Mountain. any others? -- kgp, Sat, January 27 2024, 14:20:37

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