Enter three MURDERERS.
1 But who did bid thee join with us?
2 He needs not our mistrust, since he delivers
3 Our offices and what we have to do
4 To the direction just.
Then stand with us.
5 The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day;
6 Now spurs the lated traveller apace
7 To gain the timely inn; and near approaches
8 The subject of our watch.
Hark! I hear horses.
BANQUO (From offstage.)
9 Give us a light there, ho!
Then 'tis he; the rest
10 That are within the note of expectation
11 Already are i' the court.
His horses go about.
12 Almost a mile: but he does usually,
13 So all men do, from hence to the palace gate
14 Make it their walk.
A light, a light!
Enter BANQUO, and FLEANCE with a torch.
15 Stand to't.
16 It will be rain tonight.
Let it come down.
[They set upon Banquo.]
17 O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!
18 Thou mayst revenge. O slave!
[Dies. Fleance escapes.]
19 Who did strike out the light?
Wast not the way?
20 There's but one down; the son is fled.
We have lost
21 Best half of our affair.
22 Well, let's away, and say how much is done.