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Date Posted: Tue, January 30 2024, 10:12:47
Author: JudithONH
Subject: QOTD for Tuesday 30 January 2024

The following quote is from An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 31, “A Guided Tour Through the Chambers of the Heart,” Copyright 2009 by Diana Gabaldon, all rights reserved.

“’Surely, sir,’ Jamie said, striving for reasonableness, ‘ye canna mean to kill a wounded enemy – one in uniform, taken under his own flag, and a man who has surrendered himself to ye. That couldna be condoned by any honorable man.’
Hickman drew himself up, going puce.
‘Are you impugning my honor, sir?’
I saw the muscles in Jamie’s neck and shoulders tense, but before he could speak, Ian stepped up beside him, shoulder to shoulder.
‘Aye, he is. So am I.’
Rollo, his fur still sticking up in wet spikes, growled and rolled back his black lips, showing most of his teeth in token support of this opinion.”

I love the way Ian has Jamie's back, and Rollo has both of theirs. Reminds me of Jamie and Dougal fighting side by side.

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[> I had to read this section a few times to keep all the characters straight. I worried for Rollo the whole time as well as on which ship has Claire left her skirt! -- kgp, Tue, January 30 2024, 14:09:12

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[> [> I often have to read sections twice or more to keep all the characters straight - especially in the later books when so many new ones are introduced. I have completely forgotten about Claire leaving her skirt on a ship ... was it when she went overboard with the help of the Goat Lady to escape from being surgeon on the British ship? -- JudithONH, Tue, January 30 2024, 15:44:56

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[> [> [> That was in Voyager, Claire ends up with Father Fogden. In Echo, they are trying to get to Scotland on the Teal, Jamie and Ian are pressed by a Naval Cutter captained by Stebbings, Claire goes over the rail so she won't be separated from them but Rollo is left on the Teal. The Cutter (Pitt? Asp?) is attacked by Hickman's crew on the Asp? Pitt? and hit below the waterline. Everyone shifts boats, . . . It's very confusing. Now I need to read it again. :D Stebbings is aboard the Teal so Hickman is persuaded to go after that and incidentely rescue Rollo and The family plus Rollo ends up in Fraser's Irregulars at Fort Ticonderoga. -- kgp, Wed, January 31 2024, 11:45:12

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[> I agree. Loyalty is a big theme through the books. It’s earned, but once you’ve got it I bet the works just seems safer. -- Kathy in PA, Wed, January 31 2024, 9:29:40

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