In "The Witch of Blackbird Pond", what was found in Hannah's house that incriminates Kit?This is for chapters 17-18

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ladyvols1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

While Kit is trying to save Hanna from the mob the people in the community go to Hanna's home and Kit sees it burning.  Kit gets Hanna safely on the boat and she returns home to find that her cousins are feeling better and will survive.  Just as Kit starts to relax and get on with her life things get worse.  "Later that day, four visitors from the village come to the Wood house to arrest Kit for witchcraft. Goodwife Cruff claims that the reason Hannah got away is because Kit helped her and that Hannah’s cat carried her away in the form of a mouse. Matthew is unimpressed, and Kit is about to laugh, until the constable reveals the Silver Hornbook Kit had been using to teach Prudence to write. When Matthew asks Kit if it was hers, Kit says yes and that she used to visit Hannah and bring her gifts. The fact that Matthew did not know this was happening gives the visitors an opening, and they insist on taking her."

This is a problem because Matthew was the head of the household and he should have known what was going on in his own house.  The fact that Kit didn't tell anyone she had befriended Hanna makes her look guilty.

notetaker4life | Student

The hornbook that Kit used to teach Prudence how to write in.

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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