Kit goes to Hannah's house and finds Hannah's seafaring friend at the door, Nat. Then she finds that they both met Hannah in the same way. Running away and crying.
Kit finds Prudence outside during the dame school and goes outside to talk to her. Then, she makes a deal with her, to teach her under a tree in the meadow, against her mothers word. Kit teaches her under a willow tree in the meadows, and then introduces her to Hannah Tupper.
This is how you do it?
Kit helps Nat build Hannah's roof, after she finds him in the meadow splitting Wood for Hannah, then walking home with him, confusing William, who is waiting for him the entire time, coming home to understanding Aunt Rachel and an anger Matthew Wood.