1. Kit moved from Barbados where she lived with her grandfather. He died and everything was sold to pay off his debts. Also, she did not want to marry the older man who had helped grandfather.
2. Matthew Wood was a strict Puritan and felt that everyone should do a share of the work. He did not like Kit’s frivolous ways and was concerned that she was a Royalist like her grandfather.
3. Kit had to cook, clean, weed the fields, make butter, learn to card wool, make candles and many other things that she was not accustomed to doing.
4. Hannah was kind and did not judge Kit. She seemed to know what Kit was going through. She listened to Kit and taught her things.
5. Mercy was strict and calm and the children had to sit quietly. Kit allowed the children to role-play stories and move around. They were excited to attend school.
6. Goodwife Cruff was angry that Kit jumped in the water to save Prudence Cruff’s doll. She accused Kit of being a witch. She upset Kit by the way she treated little Prudence.
7. Matthew had exactly opposite views as Reverend Bulkeley about the government of the Connecticut Colony. Matthew finally allowed him in the home to give medical care to his daughter when she became very ill.
8.William could not converse with Kit. He was very strict in his ways and fixated on building a magnificent house. Kit was more of a free spirit and would not have liked the confinement of being his wife.
9. Mercy and John were good, kind and humble. Judith liked the fine things that William could provide. Kit and Nat both loved the sea and a more unstructured life.
10. Kit impacted the town when she showed her kindness to the old woman and to little Prudence. People hopefully learned not to react to gossip. Matthew relaxed in his ways and saw that Kit was not silly and frivolous. He defended Kit because she helped his family when everyone was sick. He saw her true spirit.
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