The witches then turn their attention to giving Banquo something to think about. They give him a couple of cryptic ‘predictions’. After that a messenger from the king arrives with news of Macbeth’s promotion.
Narrator – Then one of the creatures spoke to Banquo.
Witch 1 – All hail Banquo lesser than Macbeth yet greater.
Banquo – And just what’s that supposed to mean?
Witch 2 – Not so happy, but happier.
Witch 3 – Your sons will be kings but you never will!
Narrator – Then as Quickly as the creatures had appeared… they vanished.
Banquo – Hey, where did they go? Did we see them or did someone slip us a drug?
Macbeth – Well that was pretty freaky.
Narrator – Just then a messenger arrived from the king.
Messenger – Macbeth, you have now been promoted to Thane of Cawdor.
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