Kit's uncle's defense of her to the constable actually scares Kit. In most situations a niece would appreciate being defended. For Kit, Matthew has repeatedly told her not to go Hannah's house because the entire town of Puritan's believes that Hannah is a witch. Kit was also regularly visiting Hannah when she should have been caring for the sick members of the Wood family. Matthew had no idea that she had been leaving them, so he had every reason to defend her. In his frame of mind, she was too busy to even get into such trouble. Kit began to feel guilty as she knows that her disobedience to Matthew put him in a rather vunerable position in the community.