The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel - May 1692-July 1692 Summary & Analysis

Kathleen Kent
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May 1692-July 1692 Summary

Martha Carrier Carrier is dubbed "the witch of Andover" as she is arrested and carried in handcuffs off to Salem. Locals watch in silence as she passes by in the company of a constable, followed by her son, Richard, on foot. Richard follows the full 17 miles into Salem. Martha is led into the courtroom to face three "judges," and under questioning three hysterical young women in turn point at her and tell the panel how her witchcraft has harmed them. ("Goody Carrier bites and pinches me and tells me she would cut my throat if I did not sign her book." Chapter 7, p. 192) She denies all charges of witchcraft, and one of he three witnesses rises and shouts that she "looks upon the black man." Martha says she knows no black man and when pressed by one of the panel answers...

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