In "The Crucible," Abigail Williams revealed to John Proctor that the girls were not bewitched. Abigail threatened the girls so that they would pretend to be under the power of witches before that time.
American author Arthur Miller wrote "The Crucible" in 1953. It is a partially dramatized account of the Salem witch trials. These trials happened in the Province of Massachusetts Bay from 1692 to 1693. Some of the key characters in "The Crucible" are John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, Abigail Williams, Reverend John Hale, Reverend Samuel Parris and Thomas Danforth.
Williams, Tituba, Betty Parris and other girls accused some villagers of witchcraft, including Proctor and his wife, Elizabeth. John was later executed, but Elizabeth was given an exemption due to her pregnant status.