Parris becomes concerned that the event will cause him to be removed from his position as the town's preacher. John Proctora local farmer and husband of Elizabeth, enters. Views Read View source View history. John submits Mary's deposition, which declares that she was coerced to accuse people by Abigail. John attacks Abigail's character, revealing that she and the other girls were caught dancing naked in the woods by Rev. Ephraim Stevens.
Parris issued his first in a series of apologies on November 26,and was removed from his position in
Mary refuses to identify Elizabeth's accuser, but Elizabeth surmises accurately that it must have been Abigail. Parris informs Abigail that he saw girls dancing, Tituba conjuring spells over the fire, and a naked girl running through the woods.