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

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July-August 1692 Summary

Martha Carrier Carrier is sentenced to be hanged Aug. 19, 1692 along with The Rev. George Burroughs and several other people. Nine days before the scheduled execution, another constable shows up to arrest Sarah and her older brother, Tom. While the constable is in the process of making the arrests, Thomas Carrier stares at him with a murderous gaze. Before the constable leaves with his two children, Thomas stops him by grabbing the horse's halter and tells him that he knows his name, John Ballard, and that his children had better arrive in Salem the same way they left. When Sarah is brought before the magistrate, he asks her how long she's been a witch. She replies that she's been a witch for six years, since the age of five. She also testifies that her mother led her into witchery. Those who testify against Sarah...

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