The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth George Speare
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Chapter 18 Summary

Peace is just settling in the Wood household. Mercy and Judith are recuperating. Kit is very grateful to Matthew for standing up for her. For once, the atmosphere is relaxed. When the townspeople, led by Mrs. Cruff, come knocking on their door, the family is not prepared for what is to come. A group of townspeople is there to arrest Kit. They had not managed to get Hannah. They think she had turned herself into a rat. Mrs. Cruff convinces the townspeople that Hannah has left Kit to carry on her work. They have the proof; they have found Kit's notebook inside Hannah's house. Kit openly admits that she visited Hannah, but once again insisted that the older lady is not a witch.

Encouraged by Mrs. Cruff, the group insists that Kit has to be arrested and sent to trial. They lock her in a shed outside...

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