Today was sheer joy watching everyone going potty over some dumb dancing in the woods. We were lucky though. I still can’t believe uncle caught Mercy dancing naked! God only knows what he’d have done if he had have caught me drinking blood! I’m not too sure about Mary Warren though. Even Mercy said she thinks she means to tell. She’s so nai?? ve. I knew she shouldn’t have come. She won’t be able to handle it all. The word’s already got out and she’s throwing all the blame on me. “I never done none of it, Abby. I only looked! ” What a cheek.
Betty is making the whole thing look incredibly suspicious. Dancing in the woods has suddenly changed to witchcraft. We could get into so much trouble if the word witchcraft is even mentioned in Salem. She’s lucky I only gave her good whack! If it wasn’t Mercy and Mary Warren in the room, and it was uncle or old Goody Putnam I’d be hanged by now. “You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor! ” Stupid child! What did she think she was saying? Does she not understand the seriousness of what we’re involved in? If this gets out at the wrong time, Salem will erupt!
Word is that Tituba was conjuring up spirits for Mrs Putnam, and that she involved us girls without our knowing. It’ll be easy to get people to believe that she bewitched us, and then we can say that there are others involved with witchcraft. Betty and the others have already cried out Alice Barrow, Goody Hawkins, and Goody Booth. God knows whom else. That harlot Elizabeth Proctor only has to have her name breathed and she’ll be hanged, drawn and quartered! This town needs a good clearout. I know it’s all worth it now.
After speaking to John today, I can tell he’s unhappy. He knows that the only woman who can make him happy is me. Only trouble is, in the eyes of God I am not yet a woman, and also in the eyes of this wretched town, it would be a sin, but as soon as his dear old worn out housewife Elizabeth is gone, it will no longer be a sin. I could see it in his eyes. He puts on this act to the world saying that he loves her and it was all a big mistake. He may be in denial but I know John. I know him better than that old bat does. I’ve seen his barn in a light she’ll never see shine!
John knows how Salem will react if anyone found out about us, but as soon as she’s gone, everything will be alright. He can’t wait to dance on her grave. And I’ll be the one to make that wish come true. I knew today that he couldn’t resist me. Why else would he come here? Everyone knows about his feelings for Parris, and I know he didn’t come just to see some dumb entranced child. He came to see me! Soon he can have me. Tituba has confessed to witchcraft and names are already being mentioned. If I can involve Elizabeth Proctor somehow John could me mine! I hope so, I really do hope so!