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Drum and colors. Enter MALCOLM, SIWARD, MACDUFF, and their army, with boughs
MALCOLM, old SIWARD, MACDUFF, and their army enter carrying branches, with a drummer and flag.





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MALCOLM
Now near enough. Your leafy screens throw down,
And show like those you are.—You, worthy uncle,
Shall, with my cousin, your right-noble son,
Lead our first battle. Worthy Macduff and we
Shall take upon ’s what else remains to do,
According to our order.
MALCOLM
We’re close enough now. Throw down these branches and show them who you really are. Uncle Siward, you and your son will lead the first battle. Brave Macduff and I will do the rest, according to our battle plan.



SIWARD
Fare you well.
Do we but find the tyrant’s power tonight,
Let us be beaten if we cannot fight.
SIWARD
Good luck. If we meet Macbeth’s army tonight, let us be beaten if we cannot fight.

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MACDUFF
Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath,
Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.
MACDUFF
Blow all the trumpets. They loudly announce the news of blood and death.
Exeunt
They exit.

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