The Witch of Blackbird Pond Summary and Analysis: Chapter 5

Elizabeth George Speare

Summary and Analysis: Chapter 5

New Characters
Reverend Gershom Bulkeley: the Puritan minister at Wethersfield.

Mistress Ashby: one of the Woods’ neighbors.

William Ashby: Mistress Ashby’s son, soon to become a suitor for Kit.

Summary
On Sunday, Kit accompanies the Woods to the Meeting House for religious services. Her uncle is upset, first by Kit’s infrequent church attendance in the past and second by the fact that she has no other clothing to wear: the flashy clothes she owns seem disrespectful for a church service. Kit makes the situation worse by asking how far away the town is—when they’re standing in the middle of it.

Once at the Meeting House, the...

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