When Abigail mentions that Tituba called upon the devil and attempted to make her drink from the cauldron, Reverend Hale requests to see Tituba immediately. Tituba is initially shocked and angered by Abigail's accusation and denies having any involvement with the devil. She even tells Reverend Hale, "No, no, sir, I don’t truck with no Devil!" (Miller, 43). Abigail continues to accuse Tituba of sending her spirit on her during church services, forcing her to drink blood, and causing her to "dream corruptions." Despite Abigail's accusations and Reverend Hale's pressure, Tituba continues to deny being involved with the devil.
However, Reverend Parris threatens to whip Tituba if she does not confess, and Mr. Putnam suggests that she should be hanged immediately. Tituba fears Reverend Parris and Mr. Putnam's threats and quickly changes her story. Tituba then says that she told the devil that she had no desire to work for him and mentions that the devil has numerous witches in Salem. After Reverend Hale begins to show sympathy for Tituba, she realizes that it is safer to admit to colluding with the devil and blaming others than to deny everything and risk losing her life. She then names Sarah Good and Goody Osburn after Mr. Putnam and Reverend Parris suggest that those women are also involved in witchcraft.