The Husking Bee is the time in the autumn when the youth of the town come together to husk the villages corn harvest and sing, dance, and talk. If you find a red ear of corn you can choose who you want to marry.
Before coming to the Woods' house, John met up with Kit and John told her that he liked Mercy not Judith. When John got to the house, he wanted to ask if he could court Mercy but Judith took it as if he was proposing to her.
The charter, created by King Charles II, was a bill of rights of what the colony could and couldn't do. The new Governor Andros came to take the older charter so he could take over Connecticut. During the afternoon lecture, the governor came to take it. At the same time, it became hot in the meeting house so they opened the windows. That blew out all of the candles. While there was still no light, William and his friends took it and deemed it Safe.
Nat and his seafaring friends went to William's house, still in construction, on All Hallows Eve because Nat was jealous that Kit was courting William. They put Jack-o-Lanterns that were carved with unholy face on them in the windows. The punishments were: All of them were in the stocks for one hour before lecture until one hour after, they had to pay forty shillings each, and banishment from Wethersfield.
At Hannah's house Kit teaches Prudence to read. Kit also tells Hannah that she has the intention of marrying William. Kit learns about that Nat has been teaching Prudence but he has only done it a couple of times. Kit feels betrayed because she could have been teaching but she was at meeting being bored out of her mind.
Prudence, in the beginning of the book, was timid and woebegone, and now she is happy and excited to learn. She keeps going to Hannah's because she says it feels like family there. When she wrote for the first time, she messed up and was scared she would get in trouble but, Kit has her do it again and she doesn't mess up. The three will never be at Hannah's house again together.