Chapters 15 and 16 Summary
Rats! The thought terrified the girls. They would sooner put up with the bedbugs. Elizabeth shared her small cot with her nieces. It was crowded but their body heat would keep them warm. It got very cold in the prison. Abby held Dorothy tight as she dissolved into tears. Dorothy drifted off but it was a long time before Abby fell into a fitful sleep.
Elizabeth's incessant cough woke Abby up. Her aunt had had the cough for a fortnight. Abby heard a scratching sound and was sure that the rats had arrived. Elizabeth admitted that she coughed up blood. Abby panicked. Elizabeth had to get out of there and get treatment.
The only way an accused could escape condemnation was to accuse another of being a witch. Elizabeth's dream was to hold Daniel in her arms again. She was hopeful that Abby and Dorothy's young...