In Act 1, scene 3, what does the first witch and the second witch say they have been doing?
The second witch says that she's been "Killing swine" (1.3.2), but the first witch has a much longer story to tell. She has had a run-in with a sailor's wife, a "rump-fed runnion," who refused to share her chestnuts with the first witch. The first witch has learned that the woman's husband has sailed to Aleppo, and she plans to sail there in a sieve (you know, a kind of bowl with holes in it that you might use to drain your pasta — something that doesn't hold water!) so that she can torture the woman's husband — all because the woman would not share her snacks. The first witch also declares:
Here I have a pilot's thumb,
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