The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

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Why is the ship the Dolphin described as "bewitched"?

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In this particular context, bewitched simply means "cursed". During its nine-day, forty-three mile journey from Saybrook to Wethersfield, just about everything seems to go wrong for the Dolphin.

The weather conditions, in particular, make the ship's voyage just that little bit more difficult. As the...

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