"Why can she not move herself since midnight? Thischild is desperate!"
"Now look you. All of you. We danced. And Titubaconjured Ruth Putnam’s dead sisters. And that is all. And markthis. 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 ofsome terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that willshudder you. And you know I can do it; I saw Indians smashmy dear parents’ heads on the pillow next to mine, and l haveseen some reddish work done at night, and l can make you wishyou had never seen the sun go down!"
The girls are found dancing in the woods by Reverend Parris. Reverend Parris thinks they are summoning the devil.
"Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time. But Iwill cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for you again. Wipe itout of mind. We never touched, Abby."
Betty, will not awake from her sleep. Parris questions Abigail, on why. Parris claims that he had seen the girls dancing in the woods the night before, possibly practicing magic.
Abigail is telling the girls what she said to John Proctor. She doesn't want them to say anything about them drinking blood. Abigail threatens to kill them if they tell him the truth.
Abigail tells John that there was no witchcraft and the girls were just dancing. They talk about the affair which Abigail wants to continue, but John tells her that they won't be seeing each other anymore because of his wife Elizabeth.
Putnam, The Proctors, Rebecca Nurse, Giles Corey, Parris, see and examine Betty. The argue about whether or not witchcraft is involved in the sickness escalates into a more personal one, in which land rights and ownership are heatedly discussed.
Parris describes to the Reverend Hale the events he witnessed in the woods the night prior. Parris recalls seeing the girls dancing.