The Question and Answer section for The Crucible is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
From the text:
Parris, pressed, turns on her: And what shall I say to them? That my daughter and my niece I discovered dancing like heathen in the forest?
The atmosphere is very cold and tense. Elizabeth Proctor suspects the affair between her husband and Abigail. Their comments are very, pointed, short and understated. You will have to come up with your own statements that reflect this.
Witchcraft and the Devil are seldom far from the minds of Puritans. When anything is unexplained by their very limited knowledge of medicine or science, witchery is usually the thought they go to.