HORATIO: They told me this dreadful secret, and I agreed to keep watch with them on the third night. It happened again, just as they described.
I knew your father.
This looked as much like him as my two hands look like each other.
HAMLET; But where was this?
HORATIO: On the platform where we stand guard, sir.
HAMLET: Didn’t you speak to it?
HORATIO: I did, sir! But it didn’t answer me. It did raise its head, like it might have something to say—but just then, the rooster crowed, and it vanished.
HAMLET: That’s strange.
HORATIO: As I live, my lord, it is true. We thought it our duty to inform you.
HAMLET: Indeed. It’s just that it troubles me.
Do you stand guard tonight?
MARCELLUS, BARNARDO: We do, sir.
HAMLET: It was armed, you say?
MARCELLUS, BARNARDO: Armed, sir.