ACT III SCENE III
A park near the palace.
Enter three Murtherers.
FIRST MURTHERER: But who did bid thee join with us?
THIRD MURTHERER: Macbeth.
SECOND MURTHERER: He needs not our mistrust, since he delivers
Our offices and what we have to do
To the direction just.
FIRST MURTHERER: Then stand with us.
The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day;
Now spurs the lated traveler apace
To gain the timely inn, and near approaches
The subject of our watch.
THIRD MURTHERER: Hark! I hear horses.
BANQUO: [Within.] Give us a light there, ho!
SECOND MURTHERER: Then 'tis he; the rest
That are within the note of expectation
Already are i' the court.
FIRST MURTHERER: His horses go about.
THIRD MURTHERER: Almost a mile, but he does usually-
So all men do -from hence to the palace gate
Make it their walk.
SECOND MURTHERER: A light, a light!
Enter Banquo, and Fleance with a torch.
THIRD MURTHERER: 'Tis he.
FIRST MURTHERER: Stand to't.
BANQUO. It will be rain tonight.
FIRST MURTHERER: 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 MURTHERER: Who did strike out the light?
FIRST MURTHERER: Wast not the way?
THIRD MURTHERER: There's but one down; the son is fled.
SECOND MURTHERER: We have lost
Best half of our affair.
FIRST MURTHERER: Well, let's away and say how much is done.
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