Susanna is still super freaked out by Ann's threats, and we can't say we blame her.
One day Joseph Putnam stops by Mama English's shop with some bad news: the witch madness is starting to get out of control.
The worst part is that Tituba is now suspected of being a witch, and Reverend Parris beat her.
The next shop visitor with news is Elizabeth Putnam's mom, also named Elizabeth. She says that the afflicted girls are putting on quite a show, hanging out at Ingersoll's Ordinary and going into fits so everyone can see. (By the way, Ingersoll's Ordinary was a real place, and back in the day it was half inn, half bar.)
Elizabeth also says she thinks this witch hullabaloo will end up going to trial. And guess who'll be a judge? None other than Magistrate Hathorne, dad to Johnathan (Susanna's main man).
Speaking of Johnathan, Elizabeth wants the dirt from Susanna. Does she like him? Is she impressed he'll be at Harvard soon? Isn't he just a cutie patooty?
Later when Susanna's on the wharf, she runs into John Dorich. He's a big fan of the witch madness, and he's super impressed at how the afflicted gals get away with pretty much anything these days.
John says the girls will be naming their tormenters tomorrow.