The Witch of Blackbird Pond Summary and Analysis: Chapter 2

Elizabeth George Speare

Summary and Analysis: Chapter 2

New Characters
A redheaded sailor: a good-natured sailor aboard the Dolphin.

Summary
It takes nine days for the Dolphin to sail the forty-three miles from Saybrook to Wethersfield. Kit is very frustrated by what seems to be an extremely slow speed, but the sailors are at ease with the pace. The crawling pace is made worse by the fact that Goodwife Cruff is so unfriendly and that she browbeats her family into being unfriendly as well. Captain Eaton is also distant, so it seems like John Holbrook is the only friendly person on board. As they talk, Kit learns of John’s earlier desires to go to Harvard and of how his family’s relative poverty led him to shift to...

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