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Chapter VI.—A Congregation.

“But enough has been said of these things for time presses, and the religious devotion of the people invites us to address them.”  And when he had thus spoken, he asked where there was a suitable place for discussion.  And Maro said:  “I have a very spacious hall 728 which can hold more than five hundred men, and there is also a garden within the house; or if it please you to be in some public place, all would prefer it, for there is nobody who does not desire at least to see your face.”  Then Peter said:  “Show me the hall, or the garden.”  And when he had seen the hall, he went in to see the garden also; and suddenly the whole multitude, as if some one had called them, rushed into the house, and thence broke through into the garden, where Peter was already standing, selecting a fit place for discussion.



Ædes, in the singular, probably a temple.

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