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Abigail Williams (Character)
from The Crucible (1996)

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The Crucible (1996)
Abigail: I am but God's finger, John. If he would condemn Elizabeth, she will be condemned.

Betty Parris: I want my mama.
Abigail Williams: Your mama's dead and buried.
Betty Parris: I'll find her! Let me fly! Mama! No!
Abigail Williams: Why are you doing this? I told you, he knows now.
Betty Parris: You drank blood Abby. Did you tell him that?
[Abby slaps Betty]
Abigail Williams: Don't you ever say that again!
Betty Parris: You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!
[Abby throws Betty on the bed and starts hitting her]
Abigail Williams: Shut up! All of you. We danced. That is all, and mark this, if anyone breathe a word or the edge of a word about the other things, I will come to you in the black of some terrible night, and I will bring with me a pointy reckoning that will shudder you! And you know I can do it. I saw Indians smash my dear parents' heads on the pillow next to mine. And I have seen some reddish work done at night. And I can make you wish you had never seen the sun go down!

Reverend Parris: Why did Goody Proctor discharge you from her service?
Abigail Williams: Because I refused to be her slave.
Reverend Parris: I have heard said that John Proctor and you...
Abigail Williams: My name is good in the village! Elizabeth Proctor is an envious, gossipy liar!

John Proctor: Abby, I may think of you softly from time to time, but I will cut off my hand before I reach for you again. We never touched.
Abigail Williams: Ay, but we did.

Abigail Williams: A women comes to my bed every night now and tears out my eyes.
Judge Danforth: Can you make out who she may be?
Abigail Williams: I believe she be Reverend John Hale's wife sir.
Judge Danforth: You must be mistaken my child. The wife of a minister be unlikely...
Abigail Williams: Satan may reach anyone sir.
Judge Sewall: Absolutely no one in the world is safe? Is that your meaning?
Judge Danforth: You are mistaken child. Understand me?

Abigail: Let *you* beware, Mr. Danforth. Do you think yourself so mighty the Devil may not turn *your* wits?