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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