in act 3 why is giles accused of contempt of court ? 

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Giles has a deposition written by someone saying they overheard Putnam convince his daughter to accuse someone of withcraft so he could then get their land. Since Giles won\'t tell Danforth who his source is (that person would then be brought in front of the court and likely face charges of witchraft too), he finds Giles in contempt of court. Giles is placed in jail where they attempt to \"press\" the name of the person out of him by placing large rocks on his chest. Yet, he never gives up the person.

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