Dressed for Arrest TSP Week 12

The Scottish Prisoner Podcast Series 

Chapters 23 and 24

Week 12

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Lord John Grey is “Dressed for Arrest,” readying to formally take Major Siverly into custody for the crimes in the Carruthers’ papers. His last visit went poorly with Major Siverly raging over any investigation or complaint and Edward Twelvetrees ominously warning him not to come back.

John arrives to Glastuig without incident. Once at the estate John finds himself pursuing an unseen man, presumably Siverly running away from him. He goes from the summerhouse to the stables and there is no Siverly. A pitchfork carrying groom stops his search and amusingly irritates with his over detailed speech.

John’s soldier’s sense tells him danger exists. He hightails it back to the summerhouse. It’s too late. The wreak of blood and death permeate the air within. He slips and nearly falls into the pooling blood before he sees it. Major Siverly is dead. Who did it? Who was he chasing? Why was he killed?

Jamie and Tom Byrd are at the pub waiting for John’s return. It’s been five hours since he rode away. That could be a good or bad sign. Jamie bides his time by reading the pocket version of Homer’s Iliad he had borrowed from Pardloe’s library. Just a little easy Greek reading for our dear Jamie.

Tobias Quinn appears outside the pub, running like the devil is chasing him. John has been arrested for killing Major Siverly. How did Quinn know this so quickly? 

Tom Byrd and Jamie go to Glastuig. John has been arrested. The servants are grouped together with the constable attempting to make sense of what happened.

In the end, Lord John is taken by cart and horse to Castle Athlone to be jailed. Jamie, with the assistance of Tom, is tasked with breaking John out, and quickly. Only a small thing really. If anyone can break him out, Jamie can!

Vocabulary words of the episode are palaver and clishmaclaver.

What’s Coming up? The Scottish Prisoner week 13 covers chapters 25 and 26.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line 3 days prior to airing for inclusion. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO.  Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.

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A Conspiracy is Afoot TSP Week 11

The Scottish Prisoner Podcast Series 

Chapters 21 and 22

Week 11

John and Jamie decide “A Conspiracy is Afoot,” after Jamie returns bruised and telling John of Siverly trying to kill him after reading the poem. Another Jacobite rebellion is exactly what the poem references.

Tom decides Jamie’s injuries need to be treated with a poultice. His shoulder and left buttock are severely bruised. Through my own research, I learned an onion poultice would not be the best to treat such a condition, however, there are several options that would. Click here for further reading on herbal and poultice remedies for bruising.

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When John goes to call on Major Siverly the next day, he gets quite a surprise when he finds Edward Twelvetrees to be in Siverly’s company. He discovers a large amount of money being readied for distribution to several people. John manages to infuriate both of the men before his visit is finished. In no uncertain terms, Twelvetrees threatens John if he chooses to pursue whatever he is after. It looks like the Duchess of Pardloe’s attempts to keep John and Twelvetrees away from each other has failed miserably. It’s time for plan b. What will John and Jamie do next?

What’s Coming up? The Scottish Prisoner week 12 covers chapters 23 and 24.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line 3 days prior to airing for inclusion. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO.  Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

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The Bog Man Follows TSP Week 10

The Scottish Prisoner Podcast Series 

Chapters 19 and 20

Week 10

This installment of The Scottish Prisoner podcast series, “The Bog Man Follows,” has Jamie leaving Tobias Quinn and Lord John Grey behind while he goes to speak the Abbot Michael Fitzgibbons about the translated poem. What might seem like a simple visit, turns in to so much more.

Jamie learns of a bog man (and butter) discovered by the monks when cutting peat and his possible role in the brewing Jacobite uprising. As the visit unfolds, the presence of this long dead man is with Jamie. This unsettles him greatly and raises his hackles.

After hearing part of the stranger’s tale, he asks for his confession to be heard. Father Michael takes it out in the orchard and concludes there’s an easy part and a difficult part to it. He doesn’t receive absolution right away. The Father has more to show him first.

Off through the grounds they go until they reach a cut out bog and a trackway to use for crossing the moss. Jamie is trying to figure out where they are going and why. As they cross the Father tells him of the old gods and the old ones and their ways. Jamie goes along.

They finally reach the High Seat where the kings of old were confirmed to the old gods. It gets rather complicated here. The Father speaks of duty and Jamie is struck angry by what he’s hearing. He is not the man for the job the Father thinks he should take. In the end, he gets absolution and is on his way.

When he meets back up with Lord John, Quinn is off doing his own business. After discussing what Father Michael knew of the poem, they decide Jamie is to meet with Siverly first. They have a plan. He goes to the estate with a note from Sir Melchior for an interview. He meets Major Siverly. After he reads the poem and asks Jamie questions, all hell breaks loose with Siverly trying to kill him.

A tremendous and rich duo of chapters to be sure. You’ll need to listen to unpack all the details and get some interesting history tidbits as well.

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What’s Coming up? The Scottish Prisoner week 11 covers chapters 21 and 22.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line 3 days prior to airing for inclusion. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO.  Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

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