Notes on the text
These notes, by George Engle, are partly new, and partly based on the notes on this tale in the ORG. We have also been grateful for critical comments and suggestions from Peter Havholm. The page and line numbers below refer to the Macmillan (London) Standard Edition of Limits and Renewals, as published and frequently reprinted between 1932 and 1950.
“The clean and the unclean, from the Shark and the Sardine[Page 103, line 19] that Centurion. Cornelius, a Roman centurion stationed at Caesarea who with his family was converted to Christianity and baptized by Peter, thus giving a lead to other non-Jews. See Acts 10.
To the Pickled Fish of Galilee, said Petrus, shall be mine.”
“I wept as I remembered how often you and I[Page 103, line 31] camel-kit. In Tarsus, where he was born, Saul learned the trade of tent-making (or perhaps of weaving goat-hair for making tents, a thriving industry there). He may well have made other travel and camp equipment as well as tents.
Had tired the sun with talking and sent him down the sky.”