In Act III of The Crucible, what would have happened if Giles Corey had not accused Thomas Putnam of having his neighbors arrested in order to take their lands?

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In act 3, Giles Corey is removed from the courtroom after speaking out during the proceedings against Thomas Putnam for attempting to grab land. He eventually gives Deputy Governor Danforth a deposition stating that an anonymous man overheard Thomas Putnam telling his daughter to accuse George Jacobs of witchcraft so that he could buy his forfeited land. When Deputy Governor Danforth insists that Giles Corey provide the name of the man who overheard Thomas Putnam, Giles refuses to comply with Danforth's request and is arrested for contempt of court.

Given Giles Corey's confrontational personality and the fact that his wife is on trial for her life, one could assume that he would have still challenged the court's rulings and suffered the same punishment as he did accusing Thomas Putnam. If Giles Corey were to remain silent about Thomas Putnam's wicked intentions, he...

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