Why did Abigail drink blood? How did Abigail threaten the other girls? What does the conversation between Abigail, Mercy Lewis, Mary Warren and Betty reveal about their recent activities?

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In act 1 of The CrucibleAbigail drinks blood as a charm to bring about Elizabeth Proctor's death because she is envious of Elizabeth and desires John Proctor.

When Reverend Parris demands to know what the girls have done the previous night, Abigail does not tell him everything. However, after Betty awakens, she reminds Abigail about what she has done.

BETTY: You drank blood, Abby! You didn’t tell him that! 
ABIGAIL: Betty, you never say that again!
BETTY: You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor! 
ABIGAIL, (She smashes Betty across the face) Shut it! Now shut! 

Soon after this exchange, Mr. Putnam and his wife arrive and ask Reverend Parris questions about what has occurred to cause their Ruth to be "struck dumb." Abruptly, Putnam says to Parris, "You have discovered witchcraft." The Reverend Parris asks him not "leap to witchcraft." He also asks Putnam to leave so that he can pray before Mr. Hale comes to consult...

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