What does Maria tell Fabian and Sir Toby?

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In Act II, Scene 5, Maria tells Fabian and Sir Toby to hide in the shrubbery. The three, as well as one of Olivia 's servants, are planning to play a practical joke to humiliate Malvolio. Maria writes a letter meant to appear to be from Olivia to Malvolio, and...

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In Act II, Scene 5, Maria tells Fabian and Sir Toby to hide in the shrubbery. The three, as well as one of Olivia's servants, are planning to play a practical joke to humiliate Malvolio. Maria writes a letter meant to appear to be from Olivia to Malvolio, and it is written to make him believe that Olivia is in love with him. Maria tells the two to hide and watch if they want to see a good joke.

When Malvolio approaches, he is already speaking to himself about Olivia and enraptured in his own fantasy of being with her. He finds the letter and believes its contents, taking the written riddle of love to mean that Olivia is in love with him, making a fool of himself as Fabian and Toby watch from the bushes.

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I think you are referring to Act II, Scene 5, where Maria is setting up Malvolio for his downfall. In this scene, she says to Fabian and Sir Toby:

Get you all three into the boxtree. Malvolio's coming down this walk. He has been yonder i'the sun practicing behaviour to his own shadow this half hour. Observe him, for the love of mockery, for I know this letter will make a contemplative idiot of him. Close, in the name of jesting! Lie thou there for here comes the trout that must be caught with tickling. 

She is telling the men to hide and watch Malvolio carefully as he is about to make a fool of himself. It is important that it is Fabian who is with the other men instead of the intended third, the Fool. For it is Fabian who can later inform Olivia; he can do this because he is less involved in the mischief himself.                                

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