William Shakespeare's Macbeth, his famous "Scottish play" is the story of a good man turned evil by a dark ambition he cannot control.
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Act III. Scene III.

Scene III.—The Same. A Park, with a Road
leading to the Palace.

Enter three Murderers.

First Mur. But who did bid thee join with us?
Third Mur. Macbeth.
Sec, Mur. He needs not our mistrust, since
he delivers
Our offices and what we have to do
To the direction just.
First Mur. 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 Mur. Hark! I hear horses.
Ban. [Within.] Give us a light there, ho!
Sec. Mur. Then 'tis he: the rest
That are within the note of expectation
Already are i' the court.
First Mur. His horses go about.
Third Mur. Almost a mile; but he does
So all men do, from hence to the palace gate
Make it their walk,
Sec. Mur. A light, a light!
Third Mur. 'Tis he.
First Mur. Stand to't.

Enter BANQUO and FLEANCE, with a torch.
Ban. It will be rain to-night.
First Mur. Let it come down.
[They set upon BANQUO.
Ban. O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly,
Thou mayst revenge. O slave!
[Dies. FLEANCE escapes.
Third Mur. Who did strike out the light?
First Mur. Was't not the way?
Third Mur. There's but one down; the son
is fled.
Sec. Mur. We have lost
Best half of our affair.
First Mur. Well, let's away, and say how
much is done. [Exeunt.
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