Summary and Analysis: Chapter 9
Timothy Cook: a little boy in Mercy and Kit’s class.
Charity Hughes: a little girl in Mercy and Kit’s class.
Peter: the little boy in Mercy and Kit’s class who is beaten during the play of the Good Samaritan.
Mr. Eleazer Kimberley: the schoolmaster who interrupts the play.
Reverend John Woodbridge: the minister who accompanies Mr. Kimberley when he interrupts the play.
Kit is helping Mercy teach eleven of the younger children in the community how to read. Mercy is very patient, but Kit, while she likes the children and connects with them as she does not with their parents, gets bored by the droning...
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