“Hurry, we must hurry. There’s much to do. We must not waste another moment. Cordelia! ” My Mother yelled.
“I’m coming, mother I’m coming!” I yelled back to my mother. She was right there was much to do. My 16th birthday was fast approaching and I had many things to plan. We needed to go to the market place and get a few items we desperately needed. This ball was going to be very important. Not only was I turning 16, but it was a chance for my father to choose a suitable husband for me.
Mother and I arrived at the market place in our carriage. My father was clear, anything I wanted I can have. I wouldn’t say we were the filthy rich, but we did have money. My father was a well-known doctor in Salem, Massachusetts. A man trying to request my hand in marriage was intimidating for them. Our family had the utmost respect in Salem.
“Mother what is happening?” I asked her as I looked at the crowd gathering. There were three women in shackles walking.
“Oh honey, those are the accused women for witchcraft” said Mother. “The one in the middle is Tituba. She even confessed to doing witchcraft. Tituba along with Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne should be hanged for witchcraft. Such a shame, oh well, hurry along now.” I later found out that “On Ma...
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