Witch Child - Settlement, pages 243-254 Summary & Analysis

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Settlement, pages 243-254 Summary

In July and August, Mary writes quickly before stitching her pages into her quilt. She thought that nearly being caught would have made the girls stop, but they grow bolder, believing they have the power to conjure storms, and they now practice in one another's barns and houses. When September 1660 brings a series of afflictions, Reverend Johnson orders a Day of Humiliation to beg God's forgiveness as they have obviously attracted His displeasure. During the sermon, the Vanes and their friends faint and are taken out of church. They continue to rant and rave for days until Reverend Johnson sends Elias Cornwell to Salem for a doctor. Meanwhile, rumors spread that Jeremiah Vane caught the girls dancing naked but only made them promise not to do it anymore. Unfortunately, Ned Cardwell also saw the girls and threatened to tell...

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