So they parted; and the young man pursued his way until, being about to turn the corner by the meeting place, he looked back and saw the head of Faith still peeping after him with a melancholy air, in spite of her pink ribbons.
Put off your journey until sunrise and stay with me.
This is the one time I must leave you. Don't doubt me so quickly.
Major Inciting Conflict
It was now deep dusk in the forest, and deepest in that part of it where these two were journeying.
I've been well acquainted with your family. I was their trusted friend.
And, maddened with despair, so that he laughed loud and long, did Goodman Brown grasp his staff and set forth again, at such a rate that he seemed to fly along the forest path rather than to walk or run.
My faith is gone! There is no good on earth; a sin is but a name. Come devil, for to the thee is this world given.
Goodman Brown stepped forth from the shadow of the trees and approached the congregation, with whom he felt a loathful brotherhood by the sympathy of all that was wicked in his heart.
Faith! Faith! Look up to heaven and resist the wicked one.
Old Deacon Gookin was at domestic worship, and the holy words of his prayer were heard through the open window.
What God doth the wizard pray to?
A stern, a sad, a distrustful, if not a desperate man did he become from the night of that fearful dream.