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Who is Hannah Tupper in the Witch of Blackbird Pond?

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Hannah Tupper is a Quaker woman who lives near Blackbird Pond and accused of being a witch.

Hannah lives an isolated life because most of the Puritans do not approve of Quakers.  They shun her, and she lives alone in a cabin outside of town.  She is considered a witch because they don’t understand her.  Kit, who also does not fit in, befriends her and soon learns she is nothing more than a generous and kindly old woman.

"Nobody but Hannah Tupper would live there by Blackbird Pond, right at the edge of the swamp, but she likes it. They can't persuade her...

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