But I wilted, and, like a Christian, I confessed. Confessed! Some dream I had must have mistaken you for God that day.
I do not, judge you. The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you. I never thought you but a good man, John
You will not go to court again, Mary Warren.
Why, thank you, it’s a fair poppet.
I made a gift for you today, Goody Proctor. 1 had to sit long hours in a chair, and passed the time with sewing.
It does, sir, it does; and it tells me that a minister may pray to God without he have golden candlesticks upon the altar.
I surely did come when I could, and when I could not I prayed in this house.
Proctor, your house is not a church; your theology must tell you that.
Twenty-six time in seventeen month, sir. I must call that rare. Will you tell me why you are so absent?
Proctor can barely believe the craze, and he tells Elizabeth that Abigail had sworn her dancing had nothing to do with witchcraft. Elizabeth wants him to testify that the accusations are a sham. He says that he cannot prove his allegation because Abigail told him this information while they were alone in a room.
Giles! What’s the matter?
John! They take my wife. That bloody mongrel Walcott charge her.
When Mary Warren returns home, she gives Elizabeth a doll that she sewed in court, saying that it is a gift. She reports that thirty-nine people now stand accused. John and Mary argue over whether Mary can continue attending the trials.
I hope you’re not takin’ this for proof, Mister!
The girl, the Williams girl, Abi-gail Williams, sir. She sat to dinner in Reverend Parris’s house tonight, and without word nor warnin’ she falls to the floor.
Hale visits the Proctors because he wants to speak with everyone whose name has been mentioned in connection with witchcraft. Hale proceeds to ask questions about the Christian character of the Proctor home. He notes that the Proctors have not often attended church and that their youngest son is not yet baptized. Proctor explains that he does not like Parris’s particular theology.
Abigail were stabbed tonight; a needle were found stuck into her belly
I will fall like an ocean on that court! Pear nothing, Elizabeth.
’Tis hard proof! To Hale: 1 find here a poppet Goody Proctor keeps. I have found it, sir. And in the belly of the poppet a needle’s stuck.
Proctor points out that they would have been hanged without a confession. Giles and Francis rush into Proctor’s home, crying that their wives have been arrested.
How is Rebecca charged, Mr. Nurse?
Ezekiel Cheever and Herrick, the town marshal, arrive with a warrant for Elizabeth’s arrest. Hale is surprised because, last he heard, Elizabeth was not charged with anything. Cheever asks if Elizabeth owns any dolls, and Elizabeth replies that she has not owned dolls since she was a girl.
Why, she done it herself!
Cheever finds a needle inside it. Cheever relates that Abigail had a fit at dinner in Parris’s house that evening. Parris found a needle in her abdomen, and Abigail accused Elizabeth of witchcraft. Elizabeth brings Mary downstairs. Mary informs the inquisitors that she made the doll while in court and stuck the needle in it herself.