One day in Salem Village, two girls became terribly ill and no one could find a cure for them. Eventually the villagers believed this was the work of witches! The girls names were Betty and Abigail Parris.
"It hurts!" "It keeps pinching me!"
"I wish I could help them," thought Tituba.
They tried many different ways to bewitch the girls, but none of them worked. One day their neighbor came and gave them a recipe to make that consisted of rye flour and the bewitched girls urine. Then they baked that over a fire and had the dog eat it.
"Do you think this will work?"
"Yes just follow the order and it should be successful.
Many people went to trial because of the accusations and almost 200 people from Salem and other surrounding areas were thrown in jail.
"We'll see about that."
"I didn't do it, I swear!"
Eventually people started saying they were bewitched for no reason. They said who the witch was that did it and that person would be thrown in jail. So basically if you disliked someone you could say that and get them thrown in jail.
"I did not bewitch anyone." " You just bewitched my daughter last night." " Your daughter got bewitched. Poor thing."
The conditions in jail were not nice. Because of this though, many people died in jail. And another reason why they died, they couldn't pay for food. Back during these times you had to pay to eat in jail and if you couldn't pay you couldn't eat.
"Be quiet in there"
"Please help me, I'm starving."
In the end of all this, one person changed the whole mindset and said 10 years after the trials were over that she made up the witches that bewitched her. Ann Putnam had accused 62 people.