The Scottish Prisoner Podcast Series
Chapters 23 and 24
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!
What’s Coming up? The Scottish Prisoner week 13 covers chapters 25 and 26.
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