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Date Posted: Wed, January 31 2024, 9:42:22
Author: JudithONH
Subject: QOTD for Wednesday 31 January 2024

The following quote is from An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 41, “Shelter From the Storm,” Copyright 2009 by Diana Gabaldon, all rights reserved.

“He woke suddenly, panting and sweating, aware that the pain in his guts was real. It bit with a sharp cramp, and he pulled up his legs and rolled onto his side an instant before the ax struck the floorboards where his head had just been.
He let out a tremendous fart and rolled in blind panic toward the dark figure struggling to free the ax from the wood. He struck Johnson’s legs, grabbed them, and yanked. The man fell on him with a curse and grabbed him by the throat. William punched and thrashed at his opponent, but the hands on his throat clung like grim death, and his vision darkened and flashed with colored lights.
There was screaming going on somewhere nearby. More by instinct than plan, William suddenly lunged forward striking Johnson in the face with his forehead. It hurt, but the death grip on his throat relaxed, and he wrenched loose and rolled over, scrambling to his feet.”

I think this incident and trip deepened the respect between William and Ian. I so enjoy watching their friendship grow.

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[> Isn't this with Rachel and Denny. They stop for the night with this awful couple and sketchy stew for dinner. William kills Johnson with his own axe, then runs to the privy. -- kgp, Wed, January 31 2024, 11:47:18

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[> [> Oh, you're right! I knew Rachel was there and I misremembered it was Ian. Thanks!!! Definitely REREAD time for me! -- JudithONH, Wed, January 31 2024, 13:11:38

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[> This was such a creepy part. Remember the woman had a forked tongue? They portrayed this very closely in the series. -- Kathy in PA, Wed, January 31 2024, 16:54:14

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