Jail Break TSP Week 13

The Scottish Prisoner Podcast Series 

Chapters 25 and 26

Week 13

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There’s a plan, a plot, and a “Jail Break,” in this week’s podcast installment. Jamie ropes Tobias Quinn into helping him and Tom breaking Lord John out of Castle Athlone.  Quinn would be more than happy to leave John in jail. There’s a thin trust between the two of them and Jamie exposes it. He promises to help him get the Druid King’s Cup if he assists him on this mad quest.

After they make a rough camp and eat the small provision of cabbage and potatoes Tom Byrd acquired, Quinn fills Jamie in on the not so crackbrained Jacobite plan. Jamie is gobsmacked and speechless at the revelation. Quinn desperately wants to convince Jamie to come alongside, to help him and the others who still believe in the cause. Though Jamie thinks the plan could work, he knows better. The English never lost that fight in history. It was certainly doomed.

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They make their way to Castle Athlone under the veil of darkness. Lord John has been pacing and thinking. He finally settles in, wrapping himself in the blanket left for him in the tidy, yet sparse cell. He was still cold and shivering. He managed to drift off to sleep, when he was awoken by the sounds of feet. The cell door opened with an angry sergeant being pushed along by Jamie Fraser.  Step one complete.

They manage to get through the castle, but not without a run in with a guard on duty. They exit the gate with Jamie running down the shoreline, Tom and Lord John make the gate difficult to open with debris and such shoved underneath.

There’s gunfire. Tom is hit. It’s not a mortal wound, but he’s bleeding decent enough. John drags him into the lough while looking for the boat Jamie and Quinn are no doubt upon. Jamie and Quinn search the waters until a loud clunk alerts them John and Tom are in the water.

Tom and John are administered the opium potion Quinn seems to always have on him. Wild dreams flood John as he sleeps. Somewhat disturbing dreams really. When he finally rouses, they are at the monastery where Abbot Michael can help get Tom the proper doctoring he needs.

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What’s Coming up? The Scottish Prisoner week 14 covers chapters 27 and 28.

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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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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