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    Act 3. Scene III

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    SCENE III. A park near the palace.

    Enter three Murderers
    First Murderer
    But who did bid thee join with us?

    Third Murderer
    Macbeth.

    Second Murderer
    He needs not our mistrust, since he delivers
    Our offices and what we have to do
    To the direction just.

    First Murderer
    Then stand with us.
    The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day:
    Now spurs the lated traveller apace
    To gain the timely inn; and near approaches
    The subject of our watch.

    Third Murderer
    Hark! I hear horses.

    BANQUO
    [Within] Give us a light there, ho!

    Second Murderer
    Then 'tis he: the rest
    That are within the note of expectation
    Already are i' the court.

    First Murderer
    His horses go about.

    Third Murderer
    Almost a mile: but he does usually,
    So all men do, from hence to the palace gate
    Make it their walk.

    Second Murderer
    A light, a light!

    Enter BANQUO, and FLEANCE with a torch

    Third Murderer
    'Tis he.

    First Murderer
    Stand to't.

    BANQUO
    It will be rain to-night.

    First Murderer
    Let it come down.

    They set upon BANQUO

    BANQUO
    O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!
    Thou mayst revenge. O slave!

    Dies. FLEANCE escapes

    Third Murderer
    Who did strike out the light?

    First Murderer
    Wast not the way?

    Third Murderer
    There's but one down; the son is fled.

    Second Murderer
    We have lost
    Best half of our affair.

    First Murderer
    Well, let's away, and say how much is done.

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