The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth George Speare
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Chapter 7 Summary

William Ashby comes to court Kit. She has absolutely no idea what to talk to him about. They sit side by side, feeling very uncomfortable. She hardly knows William at all. William however, is content just to sit quietly outside. Much to Kit's relief, John Holbrook comes calling that night, so the couple join the conversation inside. William mentions that he is planning on building a house for himself on his father's land. William has just been appointed Viewer of Fences, an important responsibility. Now, he should be able to settle down.

The Assembly has handed out new concessions of land grants. Matthew thinks this is a good move, as it will prevent the King from giving land to whomever he wants. Here, an argument ensues as William believes that it will be better for the colonies to accept the new Governor, while Matthew resents what he...

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