2 problems with pattern "daphne"

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 I have knit the Left Body and am up to the sleeve shaping.  I'm fine with the next 5 rows.  I am confused by the instruction "dec 1 st each end of 4th and 6th foll 4th rows."  Does that mean in the next 8 rows I decrease on row 4 and row 6?  If not, what does it mean?

Then, the math doesn't work out correctly.  I have 113 st. on my needle but if I decrease by 2 sts where it says "Next Row," then 2 stitches each on rows 4 and 6 and then 2 stitches on each of the following 23 alt rows, I will have decreased a total of 52 sts. leaving 61 sts. on the needle but the pattern says I should have 51 sts at that point.  Can someone please help me? I've been reading this over and over for about an hour and I just can't figure it out.