In addition to believing that the Devil might attack Reverend Parris's house because it would be no real victory to corrupt someone who is already corrupted, Reverend Hale seems to worry that the Devil would choose to attack Parris's house because the people living there may have invited him in. First, Hale interviews Abigail about what kind of dancing she and Betty were doing in the forest, then what was in the kettle on the fire; next, he asks Parris if there was anything living that went into the pot. Finally, he asks Abigail, directly, "Did you call the Devil last night?" Abigail, in a panic, tells him that Tituba, Parris's Barbadian slave, called the Devil and forced her to drink blood. Hale then asks Tituba if she is "gathering souls for the Devil." Therefore, in addition to his belief that the Devil likes a challenge, Hale is also concerned about the Devil in Parris's house because his daughter, niece, and slave seemed to have called him in.