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WITCHES' CHILDREN : A STORY
New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1982.
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have probably heard of the Salem witch trials. This is a fictionalized
story of how those trials came about. Tituba, a slave from Barbados reads
palms and tells fortunes. When she tells of something bad about to happen,
Abigail Parris has a screaming fit. Other girls follow her lead and soon
the girls are caught up in the hysteria. The townsfolk believe this is
the work of the devil and must be carried out by witches. Before the madness
ends, twenty people are executed as witches.
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