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Ross chats with a conveniently placed wise old man, who is disturbed by the night's strange events —both the King's murder and the weird things going on in nature.
Ross says the heavens are clearly troubled by the unnatural regicide: even though it's the middle of the day, it's completely dark outside; an owl murder a hawk; Duncan's horses ate each other. Okay, that seriously sounds like something out of The Exorcist.
Macduff, yet another Scottish nobleman, shows up to exposit a little for us: he says the dead guards "were bribed" to murder the king (wrong); that Malcolm and Donalbain look pretty suspicious, having left town so quickly and all (can't argue with that, even though we know better); that Macbeth is on his way to Scone to be crowned King; and that Duncan is being put in a freshly dug grave.