And what shall I say to them? That my daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest?
Uncle, the rumor of witchcraft is all about; I think you'd best go down and deny it yourself. The parlors packed with people, sir. I'll sit with her.
Abigail, I cannot go before the congregation when I know you have not opened with me. What did you do with her in the forest?
Uncle, we did dance; let you tell them I confessed it - and I'll be whipped if I must be. But they're speakin of witch-craft. Bettys not witched
Then why can she not move herself since midnight? This child is desperate! It must come out - my enemies will bring it out. Let me know what you done there. Abigail, do you understand that I have many enemies?
I have heard of it, uncle.
Now then, in the midst of such disruption, my own household is discovered to be the very center of some obscene practice. Abominations are done in the forest -
It were sport, uncle!
You call this sport? Abigail,if you know something that may help the doctor, for Gods sake tell it to me. I saw Tituba waving her arms over the fire when I came on you. Why was she doing that? And I heard a screeching and gibberish coming from her mouth. She were swaying like a dumb beast over that fire!
She always sings her Barbados songs, and we dance.
Now tell me true, Abigail. And I pray you feel the weight of truth upon you, for now my ministry's at stake, my ministry and perhaps your cousin's life. Whatever abomination you have done, give me all of it now, for I dare not be taken unaware when I go before them down there.