The Crucible

what is the news about his wife and how does it affect the proceedings of elizabeth's trial?

john proctor receives news about his wife what would happen to her

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Danforth tells Proctor that his wife is pregnant; although Proctor did not know this, he tells them that Elizabeth never lies. Danforth agrees to let Elizabeth live another month so that she may show signs of pregnancy, and if she is pregnant she will live another year so that she may deliver.