Kit visits Hannah's house to find Nat hard at work.
Can I help?
You can gather up the grass while I cut
Kit and Nat share a special moment when he tells her about the bird.
Sometimes I am. They've been good to me, but it's different here. I don't seem to fit in, Nat.
You know, once when I was a kid we went ashore at Jamaica, and in the marketplace there was a man with some birds for sale. They were sort of yellow-green with bright scarlet patches. I was bent on taking one home to my grandmother in Saybrook. But father explained it wasn't meant to live up here, that the birds here would scold and peck at it. Funny thing, that morning when we left you here in Wethersfield- all the way back to the ship all I could think of was that bird.
John reveals his feelings for Mercy to Kit.
Why do you think I come so often?
It has always been Mercy, from the very beginning. Didn't you guess that?
John! Why would you want to talk to Mercy?
But I thought- we all thought- I mean-
Oh Father, you must have guessed. John doesn't need to tell you.
If you will come courting such a headstrong, brazen girl, then I can only give you both my blessing. Perhaps you can show her some meekness.
Judith steals John from Mercy without knowing it.
William asks Kit to marry him.
I had not thought of getting married so young.
I know. But I'm still a stranger, William. There are so many things I have to learn.
That's true. I won't hurry you, Kit. The house can't be finished before spring, anyway. I'll wait for your answer.
Judith is just sixteen.
Why not? Son't you want to marry me, Kit?
Nat talks very poorly about Kit.
An interesting cargo ship we had this trip. One item in particular. Sixteen diamond-paned windows ordered from England by one William Ashby. They say he's building a house for his bride. A hoity-toity young lady from Barabados, I hear, and the best is none too good for her. No oiled paper in her windows, no indeed!