The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Study Guide Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

Elizabeth George Speare
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After a sleepless night, Kit is taken to her trial. The charges against her are read. Kit is accused of dealing with Satan and of being a friend to Hannah Tupper, an alleged witch. These crimes are punishable by death. The first question they ask Kit is whether or not she is a friend of Hannah Tupper. Kit truthfully answers "yes." They then continue with the interrogation. All sorts of accusations are thrown at her. She is apparently responsible for any and everything that has gone wrong in the settlement since her arrival. Matthew tries to defend her, but to no avail. He publicly vouches for her behavior, but the court comes back that she has purposely disobeyed him.

Mr. and Mrs. Cruff present the little copybook Kit has given Prudence as proof that Kit is thinking of doing evil. Suddenly, Nat walks into the courtroom with...

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