In Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," Reverend Parris reveals that his niece Abigail has robbed him and left Salem with Mercy. This occurs in a conversation between Parris and Reverend Hale in Act IV of the play, while both are at the Salem jail to convince the prisoners to confess.
"The Crucible" is a play that tells a fictionalized play account of the Salem witch trials of 1692. It tells the story of several girls, including Abigail, who accuse several people of witchcraft. As a result, several are found guilty and sentenced to death. The play first premiered in 1953 and was written as a metaphor for the McCarthyism of the time.