The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth George Speare
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Chapter 11 Summary

Summer sets in and Kit settles well into teaching. She is perplexed that, for a few days, someone has been leaving little flowers for her. She is surprised to discover that it is Prudence Cruff, the little girl she met on the ship. Prudence would have liked to learn how to read and write, but her parents will not allow it. Her mother thinks she is too stupid.

Kit takes pity on the child and decides to teach her. This has to be done in secret. So, Kit tells Prudence to meet her in the Meadow. She finds her old little hornbook in her trunks to take to the child. That afternoon, she gives Prudence class under a tree and taught her the alphabet from the hornbook. When it is time to go home, Prudence comments that she can not take the hornbook Kit has given her...

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