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The ghost tells Hamlet that the reigning King was responsible for his murder.
I find thee apt,
And duller shouldst thou be than the fat weedThat roots itself in ease on Lethe wharf, Wouldst thou not stir in this. Now, Hamlet, hear. 'Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard, A serpent stung me. So the whole ear of Denmark Is by a forgèd process of my death Rankly abused. But know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown.
Hamlet/ Act I, Scene V