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Outlander Chapter 31

By Diana Gabaldon

Chapter 31

Quarter Day

  • It's time for all the tenants to come pay respects to the Lord and Lady of Lallybroch, so Jenny gets Jamie and Claire done up nicely. They even get their hair did.
  • Murtagh shows up and lets Claire know that Mrs. Fitz tried to find her when she went missing. It's nice that someone thought of her when she almost got burned at the stake.
  • Quarter Day begins and goes smoothly until Jamie requests to take Rabbie MacNab from his father, Ronald. 
  • Ronald says no, so Jamie takes him behind the barn and beats him. That changes his mind.
  • That night, Claire tells Jamie, "I was born for you" (31.174), and they reaffirm their love for one another.