Enter Susanna Walcott, Mercy Lewis, Betty Parris, and Abigal.
Abigal: "I have naught to change, Sir. She lies."
"Marry Warren has given a deposition...She swears she never saw familiar spirits ...nor any manifest of the Devil." Is this true and know that telling a lie is a sin.
Abigal: She lies.
Proctor: Sir, what profit would Mary gain by lying about this? Abigal is a not a child. "Mary. Now tell the Governor how you danced in the woods."
Danforth sees Abigal with new eyes.
Danforth: But Mary claims that you sat beside her when she created a poppet and you saw where she put the needle, is this true?
Hathorne: Excellency, with your permission. Mary. You said you were never threatened by or afflicted by the devil. Yet when people accused of witchery confronted you, you would faint.
Mary: "That were only pretense, sir."
Hathorn: Then can she pretend to faint now?
Danforth: Abigal, be honest, is it possible that the spirits you have seen are illusions only?
Abigal: I have been hurt, Mr. Danforth; I have seen my blood runnin' out! I have been near to murder every day because I done my duty pointing out the devil's people- and this is my reward?... Think you to be so mighty that the power of hell may not turn your wits?"
"Suddenly, from an accusatory attitude, her face turns, looking into the air above- it is truly frightening"
Mary: I can't. "I used to faint because I-I thought I saw spirits... I-I heard the other girls screaming, and you. Your Honor, you seemed to believe them, and I- it were only sport in the beginning, sir, but then the whole world cried spirits, spirits, and I-I promise you, Mr. Danforth, I only thought I saw them but I did not."