In chapter 7, Willam comes to call on Kit and they sit in silence. John Holbrook also comes to call on Judith. They enjoy popcorn by the fire place as a simple pleasure.
In chapter 8, Kit and Judith go out to pick the onions from the onion field when Kit notices a shack in the distance and a hazy figure. Kit asks Judith who it is and Judith tells Kit that Hannah Tupper lives there. She is thought to be a witch.
In chapter 9, Mercy offers Kit to work at the Dame school. Kit agrees but causes some trouble. She tells the kids to act out the story of the Good Samaritian but the kids end up in a pig-pile.
In chapter 10, Kit goes to visit Hannah and Nat comes by to drop off a barrel of molasses for Hannah. Kit then finds out that Nat has been coming to Hannah's for years and that he first came to her the same way Kit did.
In chapter 11, Kit goes outside to see flowers at her door. She then sees Prudence hiding behind a tree. Kit finds out that Prudence wishes to go to school but her mother thinks she is too dumb. Kit offers to teach Prudence privately.
In chapter 12, Kit and Nat help fix Hannah's roof and have a conversation. Nat tells Kit that she remind him of a bird, wanting to fly away.