The third paragraph ends in a question mark and this seems to be accidentally picked up from the repetition of the question. Since this paragraph is the answer, the question mark is unnecessary (unless I’m misreading or ignorant of a convention being used here).
@mhk! Venerable @Brother_Joe, would you be able to have a look at this? It is this paragraph here:
Thus have I heard: At one time the Lord was staying near Rājagaha in the Bamboo Grove at the squirrels' feeding place. Then a number of monks, living in their native district, having kept the rains locally, approached the Lord; having approached,...
yes, thanks for that. I’m sure it’s an error.
It was in the original document:
http://obo.genaud.net/dhamma-vinaya/pts/mn/mn.024.horn.pts.htm and I didn’t pick it up, as I’m dealing with the code a lot and the spell checker didn’t notice it.
Now I’m reading the suttas, when I get to a certain stage in the process. So hopefully I’ll pick those things up in future, but if not, anyone please let us know.