What does Giles Corey accuse his wife of in The Crucible?

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He does not overtly accuse her of being a witch, but he does tell Mr. Hale that Martha has strange habits. For one thing, Giles can't understand why Martha enjoys reading. He tells Hale that the night before, he tried and tried to say his prayers but could get nothing out. When Martha closed her book and left the room, however, the prayers came easily to him. Without intending to, Giles Corey has given evidence to condemn his wife of witchcraft.