In this episode, Claire finds “Grace Comes In Many Forms.” She is a captive fighting an uphill battle against not only Typhoid, but the realities that await her and Jamie in Jamaica. She does, however, some moments of peace within the sunset and in her intense vulnerability, with the special passenger, Lord John Grey, Governor of Jamaica. He sees her for her position and the burdens weighing upon her. He acts as a salve to her grief and rage. She decides she needs to escape. She has a good plan in place, but is thwarted accidentally by the Captain. She is not going to stop looking for a way off the Porpoise. Soon a second opportunity comes with the help of Annekje Johansen, the mistress of the goats, after a fluke wind damages the mast. This time the plan works. Claire jumps. The current takes her in to the shore of Hispaniola, just the Annekje said it would.
Her escape is harrowing and she pays the price physically with exhaustion, being battered, and severe dehydration. Eventually, she finds another moment of grace, in her rescuer, Lawrence Stern, Doctor of Natural Philosophy. A friend of his lives near. With the hospitality and assistance of the strangely behaving priest, Father Fogden, she is fortified. She’s fed, clothed, and given respite from her difficult circumstances. Along the way, she learns many useful details from Lawrence Stern, including, how he had met Jamie in Edinburgh. Finally, she is brought to a beached ship, that just happens to be the Artemis. The only person missing, is Jamie.
There of course, is so much more to these lively chapters. Listen to hear all about it.
What’s Coming up? Week 19 will cover chapters 51 and 52.
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