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Chapter LIV.—Excitement in Antioch.

And while he was thus speaking, one of those returned who had gone before to Antioch, and said to Peter:  “I wish you to know, my lord Peter, that Simon at Antioch, doing many signs and prodigies in public, has inculcated upon the people nothing but what tends to excite hatred against you, calling you a magician, a sorcerer, a murderer; and to such an extent has he stirred up hatred against you, that they greatly desire, if they can find you anywhere, even to devour your flesh.  And therefore we who were sent before, seeing the city greatly moved against you, met together in secret, and considered what ought to be done.

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