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by Elizabeth George Speare

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What happens when Governor Andros arrives to take the charter? How do these events change Kit's understanding of both Matthew and William?

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Readers can learn about the governor and the charter in Chapter 15. We actually learn about the event after it occurred. William comes to tell Uncle Matthew that the charter is safe. The charter had been out in full view of the governor at a meeting earlier that evening. The room became hot and stuffy, so windows were opened. A draft came in and blew out all of the candles, and the room went dark. After the candles were lit again, the men at the meeting realized that the charter was missing.

Before long the room got hot and full of smoke and when someone opened a window, the draft blew out the candles. It took quite a few minutes to gee them lighted. Nobody moved. Far as I could see...

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Kit sees....YOUR MOM

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The lights went out when Governor Andros arrined to take the charter and someone took it to keep it safe. William was more lively than Kit had seen before and she saw thatthere was a sort of magnificent about Matthew.