Honorable Men Ep 172

The Fiery Cross

Week 8

Chapters 13-14

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Summary: The age-old argument of what makes the best barbecue unfolds. Beans are indeed a musical fruit. Memories endure and bond. Aunt Jocasta is a savvy woman. What makes an honorable man? Jamie makes a confession. A religious event occurs. Marriage cannot wait.

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather.

Active Characters:

  • Jamie
  • Claire
  • Rosamund Lindsay
  • Ronnie Sinclair
  • Roger
  • Brianna

Of Note:

  • The great barbecue debate and the memories of Jamaica.
  • The “beans” song.
  • The bonding effect of Ardsmuir.
  • The recollection of Roger telling Jocasta off and ceremony talk.
  • Honorable men, Roger and Frank.
  • The priest’s “jail” is discovered, and a plan is hatched.
  • Jamie’s confession and true motive for wanting to find the priest.
  • Roger and Brianna get married.

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Of Formality and Belonging Ep 173

 

The Fiery Cross

Week 9

Chapters 15-16

 

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Summary: A wedding feast is had by all. An evening calling of the clans occurs. Jamie makes a moving speech. The families of the Ridge are announced. Roger vows to always sing for her. Lactating breasts don’t care. Brianna takes matters into her own hands.

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather.

Active Characters:

  • Jamie
  • Claire
  • Roger
  • Brianna

Of Note:

  • Jocasta puts on a large feast for the wedding couple.
  • Jamie welcomes the Ridge families with formality.
  • Brianna asks Roger to always sing for her.
  • This wedding feels different than their first.
  • Adventures in lactating breasts.
  • Roger serenades Brianna.
  • Brianna’s inability to orgasm during sex.

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No Place Like Home Ep 174

The Fiery Cross

Week 10

Chapters 17 & 18

 

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Chapters:

  • 17 – Watchfire
  • 18 – No Place Like Home

Summary:  The Gathering and the longest day draws to a close. Jamie ponders the act of surrender. There is a call to duty. The caravan heads to Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie happens upon a spirit-filled place. A gift for Claire is picked up amongst the trees. There is fear for what might be found at the Ridge. Homecoming is sweet and noisy. A wee posy for Claire. For what is a sponge?  Roger gives Brianna something practical and special. It’s not a dream.

Setting: The settlement of Fraser’s Ridge, NC

Active Characters:

  • Jamie
  • Claire
  • Roger
  • Brianna

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What’s Happening:

  • The Gathering is winding down and Jamie takes notice.
  • To surrender and not lose oneself.
  • Jamie’s call to duty.
  • Jamie has a spiritual encounter.
  • A feisty wee kitten is found.
  • Jamie’s reticence at returning home.
  • The relief of homecoming and Mrs. Bug.
  • A wee posy for Claire in light of the lost gift.
  • The parallels of sponges.
  • Plump like a hen.
  • Roger’s posy to Brianna more practicality than romance.
  • A dream and a gift discovered.

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Pride and Virtue Ep 171

The Fiery Cross

Week 7

Chapters 11-12

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Summary: Roger seeks a kindness from Jocasta. Jocasta shocks Roger and she gets a piece of his mind. The Gathering is drawing to a close. Claire’s guts are griping. Germaine sings a tune. The mobcap dies an ugly death. Jamie consoles Claire. Jamie has a plan for the Ridge. A deal is struck. Himself is in demand.

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather.

Chapter 11 Pride

Chapter 12  Virtue

Active Characters:

  • Roger
  • Jocasta
  • Claire
  • Marsali
  • Germain
  • Jamie
  • Joseph Wemyss

Of Note:

  • The importance of family as deduced by Roger after his encounter with Iain Mhor.
  • Roger’s incorrect at believing the Regulators had not made it into the history books.
  • Roger’s internal conflict about the Cameron wealth versus the Findlay family’s lack thereof. His request for Jocasta to help the family felt like the work of the Reverend. Canny Jocasta hatches a plan that won’t hurt the Joan Findlay’s pride.
  • The private conversation between Roger and Jocasta.
  • Claire’s ponderings.
  • Claire’s interaction with Marsali, Germaine, and the teakettle.
  • Jamie returning to camp with the priest.
  • Jamie and Claire by the pool.
  • Jamie and Claire discussing the militia and the Ridge.
  • Josiah Beardsley and the deal.

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The Future is Coming Ep 170

The Fiery Cross

Week 6

Chapters 9 and 10

 

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Summary: Claire uses a cautery iron to staunch bleeding. Claire receives gifts. Roger and Jamie recruit for the militia. Roger meets an interesting family. Where is Stephen Bonnet? Take care of family first.

Chapter 9: Germ of Dissent

Chapter 10: Grannie Bacon’s Gifts

Setting: Mt. Helicon, NC, Late October 1770 with cool, grey, and wet weather.

Active Characters:

  • Claire is treating a nasal polyp and thinking of the impending war. With satisfaction, she ended her work day.
  • Jamie and Roger are seeking men to join the militia from the various families at the Gathering.
  • Joan Findlay and her brother Iain.
  • Eglantine and Pansy Bacon, along with their mother, Polly.

Of Note:

  • Claire’s foreknowledge of the American Revolution. She wonders if this is the beginning of what is to come.
  • Claire slipping back into her 20th-century clinical mindset.
  • Claire is likening the anti-Crown sentiments and actions of the Regulators to an infection that would take root and the process of the oncoming revolution like a flame that will burn through everything until the disease is excised cleanly before the open would is seared.
  • Roger is an instant soldier. Knowing the significance of the current events upon the future weighs heavily.
  • Roger’s experience with Auld Joan Findlay and her brother Iain adds more weight. His compassion shines through. He learns the burden of responsibility with the asking for men.
  • Claire receiving Grannie Bacon’s gifts.
  • Dauco/Wild Carrot/Queen Anne’s Lace – herbal birth control seeds.
  • Claire is distressed over Jamie asking after Stephen Bonnet.

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