What’s in a Name AFG Week 6

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall 

A Fugitive Green podcast series

Chapters 16-18

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Mortimer, Wilhemina Rennie, Snyder, Wattiswade, Bleeker…We find out exactly “What’s in a Name,” in this final podcast of A Fugitive Green.

Minnie hides out at her Aunt Simpson’s home until she can head back to Paris, back to her father. She’s bringing more than books and information with her. She practices her speech, her responses, and tries to decide how her father will react. All her neatly rehearsed words dissolve as he greets her with tears and a hug. He knew she was no longer a virgin. She would never tell him it was Pardloe. She would protect him. She reveals she met her mother and she herself is pregnant. She is overcome and vomits in the alley. Returning she swishes tea and spits into the aspidistra plant.Her father, as always, responds with love and protection. No one would hurt her as her mother had been hurt.

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Hal scored a huge victory. The Secretary of War gave him a signed and sealed document from the crown to reinstate the regiment. He is on cloud nine. He and Harry Quarry go to celebrate at the Beefsteak and discuss the details of the meeting. As he thinks it through, he recognizes how odd Sir William was. Then the eel pies bring Minnie to mind and the hearth rug…where had she gone? He continues discussing the meeting with Harry, to realize Harry isn’t telling him something. Harry confesses he knew Minnie and had hired her to find another way to expose the affair without using the letters. She must have been able to prove Hal’s reason for the duel. They have no idea how. We know the poem was the ticket. At the conclusion, Hal asks Harry to help him find her.

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We find Minnie in advancing pregnancy living in Amsterdam with her father in January 1745. She’s always ravenous and baby “Mortimer” is letting himself known. She’s enjoying her day while going over the books. The doorbell sounds and in comes Hal. He’s surprised to find her pregnant, but this is not getting in the way of his plans. He picks her up and takes her out of the house. With the help of Harry, he deposits her into a waiting carriage. Her father is left shouting behind. Harry arranged for a wedding ceremony at The Stuffed Goose pub. Not a nice place, but the co-owner is a pastor and agrees to marry them. Minnie finds out that Hal’s full name is Harold Patricius Gerard Bleeker Grey. He finds out her real name is Minerva Cunnegunda Wattiswade. Their parents were deft at unusual names!

Minnie internally addresses Esme and says she’ll take care of them both…

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What’s Coming up? A Voyager roundup counting down to the September 10th Season 3 premiere of Outlander.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line by Thursday. 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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Shall I Prove It AFG Week 5

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall 

A Fugitive Green podcast series

Chapters 13-15

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“Shall I Prove It,” has Minnie becoming securely Team Lord Melton. She finds a way to stave off the request by Edward Twelvetrees commission to obtain the letters that prove the affair between his deceased brother and Esme Grey, Hal’s wife. She gets a hold of the letters, through the O’Higgins’s gaining access to Argus House. She is stunned to have Esme’s, Nathaniel’s, and Hal’s letters in her possession. She reads them all. Esme was a cruel woman. Nathaniel is an uninspired writer. Hal is a broken, angry, and passionate man who loved his wife deeply.

She is deeply horrified by the contents of these letters and realizes Hal is correct in not using them to save face and honor. She hatches a plan. She needs to find the poems Nathaniel had written two poems to Esme. She deduces the poems are in Esme’s bible. With the help of the O’Higgins’s cousin posing as a chamber maid to get hired at Argus House. She finds the bible and the letters, pockets them and leaves never to return.

She puts her best hand forward to write a poem ostensibly from Nathaniel to Esme as proof that can be sent to the Secretary of War. She gives it for delivery. Then needs to put the letters back in Hal’s desk.

Opportunity struck three days later when she’s invited to a ball at Argus House in honor of Hal’s mother’s birthday. It doesn’t matter that his mother is in France, it’s a strategic opportunity for him to be seen in society as normal and healthy, to gain support of his mother’s friends and family, and to complete his task of getting HRH the prince on board with supporting his efforts to rise the regiment.

Minnie gets into his office, replaces the letters, then…Hal discovers her. From here they become intensely intimate…but you need to listen to hear all about that.

Let’s just say, she proved it…thoroughly.

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What’s Coming up? The Fugitive Green chapters 18-18, from Seven Stones to Stand or Fall collection.

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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Where Her Work Leads AFG Week 4

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall 

A Fugitive Green podcast series

Chapters 10-12

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Minnie Rennie certainly has her hands full in this week’s episode, Where Her Work Leads.” She is so busy with work and socializing, she barely has a moment to herself. Her father has sent her a new prospective client and Colonel Quarry have given her additional jobs to complicate her schedule even more. 

She is diligently trying to find any whiff of the affair between Esme Grey and Nathaniel Twelvetrees. It turns out the amorous couple were quite discreet. She does learn much about the Duke of Pardloe aka Lord Melton and his marriage though. Unable to scrounge up detail, she meets with Colonel Quarry and works on a new plan. 

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The new customer is set to meet her at The Prince of Wales residence at Kew. She dresses all in green so “Mr. Bloomer” will recognize her as the hired agent. After spying a striking soldier who reminded her of a bantam cock, she and her client meet. They walk through the glasshouses (greenhouses) chatting about the plants until they arrive in the last one. It is empty. They exchange the agreed upon business before being interrupted by Lord Melton coming in to the quiet glasshouse. 

“Mr. Bloomer” makes a hasty exit after imploring her to go distract His Grace. 

She and Lord Melton have a most unexpected and intimate conversation after she helps him gather his breath post asthma attack. They have great chemistry. 

You’ll have to tune in next week to see what happens.

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What’s Coming up? The Fugitive Green chapters 13-15, from Seven Stones to Stand or Fall collection.

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

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