Paul gathered up a bundle of sticks and was putting them on the fire when a snake came out on account of the heat and fastened itself to his hand.
The natives saw the snake hanging on Paul’s hand and said to one another, “This man must be a murderer, but fate will not let him live, even though he escaped from the sea.”
But Paul shook the snake off into the fire without being harmed at all.
They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead.
But after waiting for along time and not seeing anything unusual
happening to him, they changed their minds and said, “He is a god!”