Actually, Kit grew to like Prudence on the voyage. She felt sorry for the little girl because her mother was so abusive. Her father did not stick up for his daughter against his wife. Prudence was not allowed to sit at the same table with the adults at the meals. She had to stand behind them and take whatever food they gave her. The child was described as pale, dirty, and scrawny. This liking Kit had for the child led to her jumping overboard to rescue the child's dropped doll her grandfather had made. Kit was unable to interact with the child during the voyage because Goodwife Cruff kept the girl away from Kit.
Kit longed to be on the open deck when the storm confined her below decks. Yes, the stench of the transported horses was horrible.
Kit was permitted much more freedom in Barbados, but she had to conform to the rules of the captain of the Dolphin and act like a proper lady. Her nice clothes alienated the poorer passengers, so other than an occasional chat with Nat or his mother (the captain's wife), she was lonely on the trip. Her manners and customs offended the Puritan women especially, so they began to gossip about her, laying the foundation for the witchcraft charges that would later be lodged against her.