When Mary´s story is not believed in court, he calls Abigail a whore and admits his adultery. Elizabeth is fetched but unlike her usual behaviour she lies to save John´s good name. Here we see that she really loves him because she even acts against her own nature. Even Proctor has not expected that, when she was fetched he was convinced that she always told the truth “There are them who cannot sing, and them who cannot weep - my wife cannot lie” 23 . But in this case she does it, and now it looks as if he is the liar. Abigail is asked about it, she and the other girls start a scene again and say Mary has bewitched them, so she does not have to answer the accusations, which is very clever of her. This is a character-trait we have known from the beginning of the play, she does everthing to aviod trouble even if it means to harm others. Abigail´s pressure is so overpowering that Mary collapses and joins the girls again. She screams that Proctor has made her tell lies, that he is “the Devil´s man” 24 . Proctor cannot believe how Abigail has been able to ‘bewitch’ the town completely and gets angry and shouts “God is dead! […] You are pulling Heaven down and raising up a whore!” 25 . So he is arrested.