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When Edgar first steps out of the hovel on the heath in Act 3, Scene 4, what does Lear immediately presume about him?
That Edgar must be mad because Lear did not properly attend to his homeless and impoverished subjects when he ruled.
That Edgar must be mad because he, too, had unkind daughters.
That Edgar is a spirit who has appeared to caution him to be more generous with the poor.
That the punishment Edgar is undergoing for whatever sin he committed is surely undeserved.
That Edgar is infected with a sickness that is likely to plague all of them.