I made a gift for you today, Goody Proctor. I had to sit long hours in a chair, and passed the time with sewing.
What signifies a poppet, Mr. Cheever? Mary Warren, a needle have been found inside this poppet.
No—no, I come of my own, without the court’s authority. Hear me. I know not if you are aware, but your wife’s name is—mentioned in the court.
We know it, sir. Our Mary Warren told us. We are entirely amazed.
Tis hard proof! (to Hale) I find here a poppet Goody Proctor keeps. I have found it, sir. And in the belly of the poppet a needle’s stuck. I tell you true, Proctor, I never warranted to see such proof of Hell, and I bid you obstruct me not, for I—
They’ve surely gone wild now, Mr. Hale!
John! They take my wife. And his Rebecca!
Rebecca’s in the jail!
Pray calm yourself, Mr. Nurse.
Aye, Cheever come and take her in his wagon. We’ve only now come from the jail, and they’ll not even let us in to see them.
John—I think I must go with them. Mary, there is bread enough for the morning; you will bake, in the afternoon. Help Mr. Proctor as you were his daughter—you owe me that, and much more.When the children wake, speak nothing of witchcraft—it will frighten them.
Who charged her?
I never kept no poppets, not since I were a girl.
Now believe me, Proctor, how heavy be the law, all its tonnage I do carry on my back tonight. I have a warrant for your wife.
So will you hand me any poppets that your wife may keep here?
What poppet’sthat, sir? Why, I—I think it is mine.
Conjures me? Why, no, sir, I am entirely myself, I think. Let you ask Susanna Walcott—she saw me sewin’ it in court. (or better still) Ask Abby, Abby sat beside me when I made it.