The story is set here, where the real Witch Trials took place in 1692.
Reverend Hale brings these object's to the Parris house when he goes there to try and help Betty Parris. They are filled with prayers thought to help those suffering from bewitchment.
This object allegedly signifies dealings with the Devil. One of the characters claims to have seen this object in the kettle of soup that the girls were dancing around.
This object is sometimes used in witchcraft. Elizabeth Proctor has one in her house, and for this she is arrested.
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