The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth George Speare
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Chapter 9 Summary

Kit and Mercy have begun teaching the young children their letters. There are eleven in their class. Kit enjoys the teaching and resorts to entertaining tricks to keep the children's attention. She remembers the pleasure she has in learning. Mercy, on the other hand, patiently takes the children through the rote of repeating and studying catechism. They get into the habit of Kit telling a story at the end of the classes. Of course, these stories are always religion-related. The children love coming to their lessons, and Kit is a great favorite of theirs'.

One day, Kit decides to improvise. She decides to have the children pretend they are the characters of the story of the Good Samaritan. Mercy is very much in doubt about this, but Kit insists that a game of make-believe will be good. The small children get a bit over-boisterous in this game...

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