Green points out too the grammatical shift between Luke 14:23 and v 24: He moves from narrating a story in third person to a direct address. This is still the master speaking to the slave, but it is also the master speaking over the head of the slave to the assembled Pharisees. Green quotes Linnemann: the master “steps as it were on to the apron of the stage and addresses the audience.” I wonder how long it took for the Pharisees to notice.