Why, Mr. Hale! Good evening to you, sir. Come in, come in
"I am wondering how I may prove what she told me, Elizabeth. If the girl's a saint now, I think it is not easy to prove she's fraud, and the town gone so silly. She told it to me in a room alone- I have no proof for it."
Giles walks in
Giles! What's the matter?
"My insides are all shuddery; I am in the proceedings all day, sir."
Cheever walks in
I spy a poppet, Goody Proctor.
Oh! Why this is Mary's!
"Do you know your Commandments, Elizabeth?"
Cheever finds the needle
It's a needle!
And what signifies a needle?
"They take my wife."
"Mr. Proctor, I have little time. The court bid me search your house, but I like not to search a house. So will you hand me any poppets that your wife may keep here?'
"The girl, the Williams girl, Abigail Williams, sir. She sat down to dinner in Reverend Parris's house house tonight, and without word nor warnin' she falls to the floor. Like a strick beast, he says and screamed a scream that a bull would weep to hear. And he goes to save her, and, stuck two inches in the flesh of her belly, he draw out a needle."