Pray, calm yourselves. I have eleven children and I am twenty-six times agrandma, and I have seen them all through their silly seasons, and when it come onthem they will run the Devil bowlegged keeping up with their mischief.
Perhaps she is not hungered yet. Mr. Paris, I hope you are not decided to go in search of loose sprits. I‘ve heard the promise of that outside…
Will you look at my daughter, sir? She has tried to leap out the window; we discovered her this morning on the highroad, waving her arm as though she‘d fly.
All of a sudden, Betty screams "Mama." However, her mother is long dead. Alert, Parris, Putman, Mercy, and Rebecca Nurse rushes in the room.
We cannot look to superstition in this. The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone and we must look only for his proper signs and judge nothing beforehand
Tries to fly?
Francis Nurse, Rebecca Nurse's husband, a highly respected person joins them. Giles Corey, a farmer also joins them. Rebecca Nurse gently reassures Betty and Betty slowly quiets down.
Rebecca suggests that this unexpected incident from Betty and Ruth is all suffering from a child's fit.
I am not a witch!
Hale, an intellectual man enters the room holding a heavy load of religion books. Hale informs them that they cannot look into superstitions of the Devil. Everyone obeys him.
Hale places half the town on trial for witchcraft, having suspicion of some people practicing witchcraft. This is when Abigail begins to accuse John Proctor's wife because Proctor snubbed her.
In the court, while Mary Warren is being accused, the 3 girls accuse Mary Warren of bewitching them. They put on fake act that convinced the judges that Mary Warren is "bewitching them."