there is none but Putnam with the coin to buy so great a piece. This man is killing his neighbors for their land
THE CRUCIBLE - ACT 3
Has John Proctor ever committed the crime of lechery?
Elizabeth, tell the truth!
have you compacted with the Devil? Have you?
Giles barges into the courtroom to try and stop the hanging of his wife. He uses the evidence that Putnam is accusing people so they can take their land.
Danforth asks why she fired Abigail. Elizabeth glances at Proctor for a clue, but Danforth demands that she look only at him while she speaks. Elizabeth claims to have gotten the mistaken notion that Proctor fancied Abigail, so she lost her temper and fired the girl without just cause
Abigail and the girls begin screaming that Mary is sending her spirit at them. Mary pleads with them to stop, but the girls repeat her words verbatim. The room erupts into a hectic frenzy of fear, excitement, and confusion