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At the end of Act II of "The Crucible", Elizabeth Proctor is taken away by Cheever because she has been accused of witchcraft by Abigail Williams. According to Cheever, when Abigail had been eating dinner with the judges and other magistrates of the Salem courts, Abigail pulled a long needle out of her stomach, claiming that Elizabeth had sent her spirit to stab her with it. Abigail claimed that Elizabeth had a poppet that she used almost as a “voodoo doll” and that they would find a needle in the doll exactly where the needle was in Abigail’s stomach. The doll had actually been made by Mary Warren in court, and Abigail had seen Mary stick the needle in the doll so that she would not lose it.
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