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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

by Elizabeth George Speare
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When Nat and Kit meet again at Hannah Tupper's house, what do they discover that they have in common?

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Kit first notices Hannah Tupper's house in chapter 8. Judith tells Kit that Tupper is the only person that is stubborn enough to live in the meadows, and Kit discovers that most people think that Hannah Tupper is a witch. Chapter 9 sees Kit actually meeting Tupper, and Kit is...

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Kit first notices Hannah Tupper's house in chapter 8. Judith tells Kit that Tupper is the only person that is stubborn enough to live in the meadows, and Kit discovers that most people think that Hannah Tupper is a witch. Chapter 9 sees Kit actually meeting Tupper, and Kit is pleased to find out that Tupper is quite cordial.

Kit will then meet with Hannah Tupper again in chapter 10. Kit is beginning to figure out that she has a lot in common with Tupper. Tupper becomes a confidant of sorts for Kit. It is in this chapter that Kit realizes that Tupper is also friends with Nat. He shows up with molasses from Barbados. Hannah Tupper shares a little bit about her first meeting with Nat, and Kit learns that she and Nat have both been rescued by Tupper in a similar manner.

The next time that Kit heads to Hannah Tupper's house is in chapter 12. Kit finished her chores early, so she decides to head out to Tupper's house with her extra afternoon time. When Kit arrives, she discovers that Nat is already there. His plan is to thatch Tupper's roof, and Kit offers to help. After the job is finished, the two begin having an open and honest conversation with each other. Kit admits that she has been homesick, but it has been easier since meeting Tupper. The conversation continues for a bit, and the two characters discover that they both have a love for reading. More specifically, they both love The Tempest by Shakespeare.

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