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The Crucible

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The Crucible

They left off when Proctor was convincing the court to hear his case out right. As Proctor shows a list of ninety one people from the town that clear the name of Elizabeth, Rebecca and Martha. He had gotten them all to sign a testament, that they know in good name to have not played in any kind of witchery. Parris suggests that each one of them get summon, and Proctor says no because he gave them his word that no warm would come.

Giles also brings up evidence, against Mr. Putman, that he is lying only for land. He has a written statement that he is killing off people for greed of land and has witness that heard him say it. The court ask for that persons name, but he refuses to give it because at the one time he mentioned his wife reading books, now she has become incarcerated. They will arrest Giles for contempt in the court, for refusing to give out the name of the witness.

Judge Hawthorne agrees with Parris so that all get summoned so that the court may not be deceived. Proctors claim is that everyone that sign are landholding farmers and all part of the church. Next they begin to do hard questioning on Mary, because she is taking back all her claims she made in court before. She admits to perjury, because she has no gain in changing her statement. She tells the court that she never saw any witches, but that she only thought she had seen them by how everyone was acting.

So now they call out the available girls, and the judge confronts them with Mary Warren's statement of pretense. Abigail is the first to deny any of the charges then she speaks of the poppets. Judge Hawthorne ask if she was there when Mary had made the poppet and put a needle in it's belly for safe keeping. Abigail denies that, and then she suddenly feels a cold wind. So her and the girls act as if they are being frozen by spirits sent from Mary Warren. Mary denies this and wants to run away, but the Proctor goes

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