After Kit helps Hannah to Nat's ship, the people of Wethersfield burn down Hannah's house as they have judged her to be a witch. We, the reading audience know and understand that this is not true. Nat invites Kit to come and sail away with them, but Kit refuses. She believes that Mercy's sickness still requires her close attention and care. When she arrives home to check on Mercy, she ironically discovers that Mercy doesn't need her. This makes her regret having not taken Nat's offer. However, Nat continues to believe that Kit refused to accompany him because she wanted to be with William. Nat takes Hannah to live with his grandmother. Kit will continue to endure the growing scrutiny of the town.