Kit returns home and everyone is waiting for her. She tells everyone she was with Hannah Tupper. Matthew forbids her from going there again
"You are to never go to that place again Katherine. I forbid it." (Speare 132)
Kit and Judith go to get corn for the husking. As they are talking, Kit suspects if John really likes Judith, but Judith is confident about the relationship and tells Kit to worry about her and William.
"Judith, do you really think?" (Speare 135)
"You'd better be thinking about your own affairs. William isn't like John. He's like me. When he's made up his mind he isn't going to wait forever." (Speare 135)
John confesses that he like Mercy.
"Oh John!" (Speare 139)
"It has always been Mercy, from the very beginning. Didn't you guess that?" (Speare 139)
Judith mistakes John's request to see Matthew. She thinks that John wants to ask Matthew for a blessing, to marry Judith
"Oh father! He doesn't need to miss the husking, does he? You know he wants to ask!" (Speare 142)
"There is something I want to speak to your father about." (Speare 142)
"What is it Matthew? Has something terrible happened?" (Speare 152)
"Now Sir Edmond Andros has sent word, three days since...He will arive in Hartford on Monday to take over as royal governor of Connecticut" (Speare 152)
Matthew informs the girls that Sir Edmond Andros is coming to take over Connecticut