The next morning, Mr. Crook takes Claire on a foraging mission, and totally shows her up in the hiking department. He nimbly climbs hills, leaving her "panting in his wake" (2.8).
At the top of the hill is quite the marvel: Craigh na Dun, a miniature henge, like a baby Stonehenge. The rocks are still large enough to squash a person, though.
That afternoon, Claire meets Frank at Reverend Wakefield's house.
They bore her talking about genealogy—the topic du jour is Frank's ancestor, Jonathan Randall, again—until Mrs. Graham takes Claire into the kitchen.
Mrs. Graham reads Claire's tea leaves and comes to an interesting conclusion: "Everything in it's contradictory. […] Strangers there are, to be sure, several of them. And one of them's your husband" (2.56).
Her palm reading isn't much clearer. It reveals that Claire is "one of those can love again if [her] first love's lost" (2.77).
Reverend Wakefield interrupts, dragging Claire to the study to reveal that Jonathan Randall was a secret agent for the Duke of Sandringham… whoever that is.
Claire briefly meets the Reverend's adopted son, Roger, before she and Frank leave.
She broaches the topic of adoption with Frank, but he shoots her down.
On a tour of Loch Ness the next day, complete with dramatic tour guide, Claire mentions the stones of Craigh na Dun to Frank.
He's excited and sets his alarm. Where there are stone circles, there are witches, and he wants to see them.
They're up early the next day to watch the ritual. Women dance and wave sheets around and the whole thing's pretty exciting.
After the women leave, Claire and Frank make love in the grass near the stones.
The next morning, Claire gets up early to check out a plant she noticed near the stones.
While she's looking for it, she hears a humming noise. Thinking it's a beehive, she looks in the crack of the cleft stone.
"The stone screamed" (2.211). Um. Stones aren't supposed to do that. We'll never look at Pet Rock the same way again…
She backs away, and all the stones start humming and shouting, their sounds mixing with those of men shouting and horses.
Claire's vision goes dark and she loses all sense of time.
When she comes to, she feels sick and dizzy, but hearing the sounds of human activity, she moves toward it.