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Enter BARNARDO and FRANCISCO, two sentinels
BARNARDO and FRANCISCO, two watchmen, enter.

BARNARDO
Who’s there?
BARNARDO
Who’s there?

FRANCISCO
Nay, answer me. Stand and unfold yourself.
FRANCISCO
No, who are you? Stop and identify yourself.

BARNARDO
Long live the king!
BARNARDO
Long live the king!

FRANCISCO
  Barnardo?
FRANCISCO
Is that Barnardo?

BARNARDO
    He.
BARNARDO
Yes, it’s me.

FRANCISCO
You come most carefully upon your hour.
FRANCISCO
You’ve come right on time.

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BARNARDO
'Tis now struck twelve. Get thee to bed, Francisco.
BARNARDO
The clock’s just striking twelve. Go home to bed, Francisco.


FRANCISCO
For this relief much thanks. 'Tis bitter cold,
And I am sick at heart.
FRANCISCO
Thanks for letting me go. It’s bitterly cold out, and I’m depressed.

BARNARDO
    Have you had quiet guard?
BARNARDO
Has it been a quiet night?

FRANCISCO
Not a mouse stirring.
FRANCISCO
I haven’t even heard a mouse squeak.



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BARNARDO
    Well, good night.
If you do meet Horatio and Marcellus,
The rivals of my watch, bid them make haste.
BARNARDO
Well, good night. If you happen to see Horatio and Marcellus, who are supposed to stand guard with me tonight, tell them to hurry.

FRANCISCO
I think I hear them.—Stand, ho! Who’s there?
FRANCISCO
I think I hear them. —Stop! Who’s there?
Enter HORATIO and MARCELLUS
MARCELLUS and HORATIO enter.

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