ACT 3, SCENE 3: 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:                              [5]
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                                                [10]
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.                                                                                    [15]

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:                           Was't not the way?

Third Murderer: There's but one down; the son is fled.                               [20]

Second Murderer:                           We have lost
Best half of our affair.

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

[Exeunt.]


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