Reverend Parris saw all the girls in the forest dancing and his servant Tituba.
My daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest
Rumors have spread around town that witchcraft is the cause of Betty’s illness.
I have sent for Reverend Hale will surely confirm that.Let him look to medicine and put out all thought of unnatural causes here. There be none.
Abigail makes the girls swear to never tell the truth
Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you.
Reverend Hale arrives from the town of Beverly to investigate the situation and see if he can detect any signs of witchcraft
The Devil is precise; the marks of his presence are definite as stone, and I must tell you all that I shall not proceed unless you are prepared to believe me if I should find no bruise of hell upon her.
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 arms as though she’d fly.
Abigail tells Hale that Tituba and others were doing witchcraft.
I danced for the Devil...I go back to Jesus; I kiss His hand. I saw Sarah Good with the Devil! I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil! I saw Bridget Bishop with the Devil!
You must have no fear to tell us who they are, do you understand?We will protect you. The Devil can never overcome a minister. You know that,do you not?