There was a priest, who went by the name of Reverend Parris and he was as against witchcraft as you could get in the 1600's. So, he was very freaked out when his daughter, Betty, and niece, Abigail, started having fits where the were supposedly being attacked by a witch.
Soon, the girls fits increased and got much worse over the weeks. They soon began to cause people of witchcraft. They accused Sarah Good, Tituba the Indian slave, and Sarah Osborn. They were soon arrested and forced to stand trail
When they stood trail, the two Sarah's both pleaded to be innocent. However, Tituba lied. She said that both of the girls had put her up to torturing the Betty and Abigail through witchcraft, and she gets them all arrested and sent to another trial. It is later revealed that Reverend Parris put her up to this.
Soon, the jails began to flood with supposed witches who were now appearing everywhere, as were the afflicted. They were all waiting for their turn to stand trial. And none of them had any hope for getting out alive.
One woman, by the name of Bridget, was finally trailed. She had been married three times before her trial took place. She was accused of witchcraft and pleaded guilty. She was hanged by thence until she was dead.
By the end of the Salem Witch Trial, twenty were left dead. Nineteen were hanged, and one man was pressed to death, and the entire time he was muttering, "More weight."
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