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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

Identity Quotes

“Would there be room in the boat for me to ride to shore with you?” she begged. “I know it’s silly, but there is America so close to me for the first time in my life – I can’t bear not...

The Home Quotes

“I don’t remember my parents at all,” she told him. “My father was born on the island and was sent to England to school. He met my mother there and brought her back to Barbados with him. Th...

Society and Class Quotes

She pulled up the hood of her scarlet cloak and turned away. Embarrassment was a new sensation for Kit. No one on the island had ever presumed to stare like that at Sir Francis Tyler’s granddaugh...

Religion Quotes

“You are not a Puritan then?”“Puritan? You mean a Roundhead? One of those traitors who murdered King Charles?”A spark of protest flashed across his mild gray eyes. He started to speak, then...

Politics Quotes

“You are not a Puritan then?”“Puritan? You mean a Roundhead? One of those traitors who murdered King Charles?”A spark of protest flashed across his mild gray eyes. He started to speak, then...

Appearance Quotes

Only three shabbily-dressed women lingered near her, and because she could not contain her eagerness, Kit smiled and would have spoken, but she was abruptly repulsed by their sharply curious eyes....

Visions of America Quotes

“How does it look to you?” he questioned.Kit hesitated. She didn’t want to admit how disappointing she found this first glimpse of America. The bleak line of shore surrounding the gray harbor...

Education Quotes

“I suppose it was foolish for a tanner’s son even to think about Harvard,” John told her. “It was six miles to the school, and my father never could spare me for more than a month or so out...

Marriage Quotes

“Her name is Rachel, and she was charming and gay, and they said she could have her pick of any man in her father’s regiment. But instead she fell in love with a Puritan and ran away to America...

Family Quotes

“Her name is Rachel, and she was charming and gay, and they said she could have had her pick of any man in her father’s regiment. But instead she fell in love with a Puritan and ran away to Ame...

Justice and Judgment Quotes

“Justice! What do you young men know about rights and justice? A soft life is all you have ever known. Have you felled trees in a wilderness and built a home with your bare hands? Have you fought...
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