What happens in The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Chapters 9-12?
Kit and Mercy are teaching school in the kitchen. Mercy teaches the ones who are only just beginning to read, and Kit teaches the ones who are reading primers. Kit entertains the kids by writing sentences using their names. Kit tells the kids stories, and one day lets them act out a Bible story. Mercy is not sure it is a good idea.
"Oh, Mercy! It's from the Bible! Now, each of you, try to imagine just how you'd feel if you really were those people. Just make believe this isn't a room at all--it's a hot dusty road, and Peter, you are getting very tired from walking so far." (Ch. 9)
Unfortunately, Mr. Eleazer Kimberley, the schoolmaster, and Reverend John Woodbridge walk in on this. They are appalled, and dismiss the school. Mercy and Kit are both crying, and Kit runs off to the meadow by Blackbird Pond. There she meets Hannah Tupper, supposedly a witch. They have a good talk, and Kit decides to go confront the schoolmaster.
Mercy is shocked when she...
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