Just here a glimpse at the condition of the people of Salem Village is necessary. They believed in God they also believed in a personal devil. They bowed to the one, they defied the other. All life was a conﬂict with Satan and to fight him they put on the whole armor of the gospel and met him face to face. They believed that Satan chose certain men among them as his agents to carry on his work. They believed that Satan was m'ustering his forces to get control of this world; and their endeavor constantly was to drive him from the earth. Witches, ghosts, fairies, gorgons, hydras, and chimeras dire were all realities at that time.