Welcome to Wethersfield,Connecticut

A place filled with people to witches!

Introduction

Hi and welcome to Wethersfield! 'Tis a cold place compared to the French Islands of Barbados, but you'll get used to it! There are many people you could be friends with, but make sure to avoid Hannah Tupper, for the people of Wethersfield believe she is a witch. If you are acquainted with her, they might accuse you of witchcraft. Make sure to keep an eye on the Puritan religion in Wethersfield, for they are very strict with their religion. 'Twill be challenging at first, but you'll be fine if you remember this guide.
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What you should know about Mercy Wood

You are probably thinking, who is Mercy Wood anyway? Well, Mercy Wood is your cousin. You will be living with the whole entire Wood family once you arrive in Wethersfield.


The first thing you should know about Mercy is that she is disabled. She became disabled by a fever that she and her brother had gotten. Her brother who had gotten it as well had unfortunately died from it. But she had stayed alive, disabled from it.


The second thing you should know about Mercy is that she is the oldest. She has a younger sister named Judith, and used to have 2 other brothers that had unfortuantely passed away.


The next thing you should know about Mercy is that she likes John Holbrook. John Holbrook is the person who was on the Dolphin with you. Once you came to Wethersfield and John started coming over to read from the Bible at night, she started to like him.


The last thing that you should know about Mercy is that she teaches a school called the Dame School in her kitchen. She teaches kids in the summer months and teaches them about the little she knew about letters, reading, and writing.

Education in Wethersfield!

Every place needs to have an education system! Below are going to be some facts and information about the education in Wethersfield, Connecticut!


The first thing you need to know about the education in Wethersfield is that there are grammar schools there that kids can go to if they can read and write. Since that is very rare, Mercy helps teach them those things so they can get into grammar school.


The second thing you need to know about education in Wethersfield is that most parents cannot teach their children how to read and write. Therefore, many children don't know how to.


The next thing you need to know about education in Wethersfield is that having a good education there is very rare. So make sure you don't really show how great your education is from your Grandfather in Barbados, otherwise most people would find you odd knowing how to read and write extremely well.


The last thing you need to know about education in Wethersfield is that Mercy teaches a school called the Dame School, which helps her pupils learn the letters of the alphabet, read and write their names, and understand events in the Bible.

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Information about the Puritans

The Puritan religion is the most common religion in Wethersfield Connecticut. It is the religion that the Wood family follows. Below is going to be some information about the Puritan religion.


The first thing that you should know about the Puritan religion is that they do not like colorful clothing. They think that it is dressing in vain and mocking the Lord's assembly, so look closely at what the Puritans are wearing and try to wear almost the same color and style.


The second thing that you should know about the Puritan religion is that they have a Meeting House where the Puritans go for their Puritan service. Every Puritan in town has to attend the meetings, regardless of their status.


The next thing that you should know about the Puritan religion is that the Puritans believed that God chose each human being from birth for salvation or for condemnation. They also thought that God was the only one who knew the fate of each person. Unlike the Roman Catholic Church, the Puritans rejected the concept of free will.


The last thing that you should know about the Puritan religion is that they believed that during their lifetime, they could search for clues as to the fate of their soul by performing good works, praying, and attending services. Now you will be able to understand why the Wood family always attend the services at the Meeting House, why they always work, and why they always pray.

Religion Tips

In order to fit in with the Wood family and all of the people of Wethersfield, you will need to know some religion tips to help you.


The first tip about religion is that you should make sure that you do not wear very colorful or vibrant clothing. The Puritans will not like that. They wear plain clothing, nothing that has vivid coloring to it.


The second tip about religion is that you must attend church. Puritans mainly focused on religion and following God's plan, so attending church or the Meeting House was mandatory. Make sure to go to the Meeting House whenever your family goes!


The next tip about religion is that you should live a normal and peaceful life once you are in Wethersfield. Puritans focused on living a normal and peaceful life, not a risky one. Just get used to what the Wood family does everyday for living, and you'll get the hang of it!


The last tip about religion is that you should make sure you follow God's Laws! If you choose to not to, the Puritans would punish you. The punishment was harsh, such as hangings, public whippings, cutting off ears, boring holes in tongues, etc. So I would recommend to follow God's Laws when you are in Wethersfield, Connecticut!

Important Places In Wethersfield

The following are going to be some important places you will need to know about once you get to Wethersfield!


First off an important place in Wethersfield is the Meeting House. The Meeting House is where all the Puritans go to, and it's how they follow their religion.



Another important place in Wethersfield is the meadows. The meadows is a very peacful place. 'Twill give you some alone time and peace for a little while when you are upset.



Another important place in Wethersfield is Hannah Tupper's house. 'Tis located in the meadows, and was the only house there. Her husband Thomas had died. She is thought to be a witch. Therefore she lives alone, and the only company she has at home with her is her cat.


The last important place in Wethersfield is Uncle Matthew and Aunt Rachel's house. That is where you'll be staying once you get to Wethersfield. 'Tis a pretty nice family, but you'll have to remember to do your chores correctly, and to take the Puritan religion seriously.

What the weather is like in Wethersfield

Since you are a young lady coming from the warm, beautiful French Islands of Barbados, you'll need to know what the weather is like in Wethersfield.


COLD! The weather in Wethersfield is very cold. 'Twill snow in the wintertime, which will be the first snowfall for you since you came from Barbados.


The average annual precipitation in Wethersfield, Connecticut is 42 inches of rain. The U.S average is 37. This proves that it rains a lot in Wethersfield, so be prepared!


The average annual snowfall in Wethersfield, Connecticut is 32 inches. The U.S city average is 25 inches. This again proves that 'tis cold in Wethersfield!


The average annual temperature in Wethersfield is 51.65 degrees Farenheit. That is very cold! So be prepared and stay warm!

Words You Will Need To Know!

Below will be all of the words you'll need to know when you talk to people in Wethersfield!


One word that you will need to know is aye. Aye means always, continually, or ever. You will definitely need to know that in Wethersfield, for a lot of people say it!


Another word that you'll need to know is 'twas. 'Twas basically means what it sounds like; it was. If you wanted to say it was in Wethersfield, you would use 'twas.


Another word that you will need to know is 'tis. 'Tis is very similar to 'twas, except it is in present tense rather than past tense. 'Tis means it is. Remember to say 'tis rather than it is in Wethersfield!


Another word that you will need to know is thee. Thee is used a lot in the story, mostly by Hannah Tupper. Thee is used as a singular form of "you" when it is the object of a verb.


Another word that you will need to know is 'twill. 'Twill is one of those words like 'tis and 'twas, sounding the way that it means. 'Twill means it will.


The last word you will need to know in Wethersfield is 'twould. 'Twould, again is one of those words that mean the same thing as they sound. As you could have probably told, 'twould means it would. 'Twould is just the past tense form of 'twill.

Closing

Now that you have read through this whole guide to Wethersfield, Connecticut you should be fine. Remember all of this information and just relax. Good luck in Wethersfield, Kit!