The characters await death, having been sentenced for witchcraft. It is the late 1600s or early 1700s. Only the Calm Woman remains unmoved. On being questioned, she replies she will not hang. The Devil will look after his own. The others conclude she is indeed a witch-- and beg her to tell them how they too may gain Satan's protection. Only the girl protests-- and they set on her and kill her. But the Calm Woman then informs them she has not after all offered them any guarantee of safety. In a wild fury they set on her also, and her prophecy is fulfilled, she will not hang. A great success in England.