The Crucible: Act I

The Crucible: Act I
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  • Betty has fallen ill with some strange sickness, and will not wake up. "He bid me come and tell you, reverend sir, that he cannot discover no medicine for it in his books (Miller 1238)."
  • Rev. Parris accuses Abby of dancing in the woods the night before. "...That my daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest? (Miller 1238)."
  • A meeting is held to figure out what could be ailing Betty and Ruth, and some suspect it could be the Devil's work. "...the Devil's touch is heavier than sick. It's death, y'know, it's death drivin' into them, forked and hoofed (Miller 1240)."
  • Abby threatens Betty not to say anything about what happened in the woods the night before. "...I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a point reckoning that will shudder you (Miller 1244)."
  • Abby meets with John Proctor, and the two speak about how they were romantically involved in the past. "I'll not be comin' for you more (Miller 1246)."
  • Tituba admits to having summoned the Devil in the woods, and she and Abby begin falsely accusing people to have been with the Devil, in which Betty soon joins in. "I saw Goody Hawkins with the Devil! I saw Goody Bibber with the Devil! I saw Goody Booth with the devil (Miller 1263)!"
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