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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Forgiveness AFG Week 3

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall 

A Fugitive Green podcast series

Chapters 7-9

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This episode, “Forgiveness,” centers around Minnie learning the truths about her mother. It’s a painful and sad story of how her mother came to be sequestered under the care of a family in the country. She learns the meaning of the hours and prays alongside her mother. Minnie shows utmost grace and love toward her mother, even knwoing she can never have the one thing she hoped to gain, the assurity of her mother’s love. With the wisdom and forbearance of a much older woman, Minnie extends her forgiveness before she leaves that day.

Prie-Dieu 

Hal must excise his own demons. He must begin to heal and this means going back to normal behaviors, such as sleeping in a bed, at night. He’s takes stock of his home, of the fourteen rooms he has refused to sleep in during the night hours. He recalls staying up all night since Esme’s death, either in the library reading or walking in Hyde Park, even sharing time with the homeless by their fires. He collects himself and with determination, enters Esme’s chamber. He puts on the perfume he had made for her. This springs her to life inside the room. It is the two of them together. He weeps. He grieves. He asks her forgiveness. He sleeps.

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What’s Coming up? The Fugitive Green chapters 10-12, 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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The Appointments Matter AFG Week 2

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

A Fugitive Green podcast series

Chapter 4-6

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For Hal and Minnie, “The Appointments Matter” to both of their futures in chapters 4-6. Hal sets out hopeful for a meeting with an influential Major he would like to recruit into his fledgling regiment.  Unfortunately, the meeting goes awry with Reginald Twelvetrees in attendance, and the odor of the English Cockspur flower stirring memories leading Hal to overwhelm and passing out. It is not what he had hoped for. The ever-faithful wingman Harry Quarry is by Hal’s side with encouragement and support.

Minnie on the other hand is making social connections and getting new work as she becomes known in London. She has two appointment books, one the “chuppointment” book for her everyday activities and calendar, the rougher artistic sketchbook for the meetings that require subtlety and no mention out loud. The listing of her activities for one week could make even the busiest of person’s head spin. She is buying and selling books, as well as, information. I adore how Diana Gabaldon finds real and applicable books and people to weave into the story.

The two largest developments in these chapters are Harry Quarry hiring Minnie to find proof of the affair between Nathaniel Twelvetrees and Esme Grey, and Mrs. Simpson turning out to be her Aunt Miriam instead of her mother.

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What’s Coming up? The Fugitive Green chapters 7-9, 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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