MALCOLM: Is King Edward coming out?
DOCTOR: Yes, sir, a crowd of sick wretches is waiting for him to heal them. Their illness confounds the most advanced techniques of modern medicine, but when he touches them, the power granted to him by heaven heals them immediately.
MALCOLM: Thank you, doctor
MACDUFF: What is this disease he speaks of?
MALCOLM: It is called the evil. Edward's healing touch is a miracle that I have seen him perform many times during my stay in England. How he receives these gifts from heaven, only he can say. But he cures people with strange conditions—all swollen, plagued by ulcers, and pitiful to look at, patients who are beyond help of surgery—by placing a gold coin around their necks and saying holy prayers over them. They say that he bequeaths this ability to heal to his royal descendants. Along with this strange power, he also has the gift of prophecy, as well as other blessings that mark him as a man graced by God.