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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare

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What happened at the Husking Bee at the end of chapter 13 and what did it mean?

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Judith gets a red ear of corn. This means that she gets to collect/claim a "forfeit." However, because she already has John, she gives the corn to Kit, and this gives William a chance to come forward and kiss her in public. (It means there is a chance to show who is interested in who romantically.)

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