Danforth asks Proctor what his purpose is for this, and he says he hopes to free his wife. Proctor denies wishing to overthrow the court, though he hesitates before saying so.
What is your purpose for this?
I hope to free my wife, I never wished to overthrow the court.
Cheever says that Proctor damned the court and ripped up the arrest warrant, and Hale affirms the truth of this. Proctor claims it was a fit of temper, and Danforth continues questioning him—has he ever seen the Devil? Is he a Gospel Christian? Why does he miss church?
Well, have you seen the devil? Are you a Christian? Why are you not in church?
I do love God but I do not like agree with Rev. Parris. I do sometimes plow on Sunday
Then we learn that Elizabeth Proctor is pregnant, though they can find no sign of it. Proctor says his wife never lies, so if she says she is pregnant then indeed she is.
My wife never lies, so if she says she is with child then it is true.