Chapter X.—Simon is Driven Away.
And the people were afraid, and promised to do whatever he should command. “Let none p. 270 of you, then,” said Peter, “either hold conversation with these sorcerers, or have any thing to do with them.” And as soon as the people heard this concise command, they took up sticks, and pursued them till they had driven them wholly out of the town. And they who were sick and possessed with devils came and cast themselves at Peters feet. And he seeing all this, and anxious to free them from their terror, said to them:—