Who did not believe in entertainment in The Witch of Blackbird Pond?

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Are you perhaps refering to the incident when, during her class, Kit tries to get the children to act out the Parable of the Good Samaritan just as Mr. Kimberley enters to check the progress of the students? This occurs in Chapter Nine, and in this chapter Kit discovers another proof of how different life is in her new home of New England compared to her former life in Barbados. Her attempt to bring the Bible story to life for the children is shown to be a massive mistake, as is shown by the response of Mr. Kimberley to Kit's explanations of what she had been trying to achieve when he walked in:

"Play-acting! And with the Bible!"

Both Mr. Kimberley and Reverend Woodbridge are shocked, as shown by the italics in the above quote, that firstly education should involve entertainment, and secondly, that entertainment could be linked with the Bible itself.