Someone ordered a parcel of crickets and it went about as well as you’d expect

At least some members of the household felt the benefit.

Hercules would have balked at this task.

It seemed like it might be Christopher’s undoing …

Luckily, that didn’t happen.

There were unreasonable requests from the public.

If nothing else, it was very entertaining.

Some of the funny responses that must have helped Christopher to retain his sanity include these:

Although most people reacted with a mixture of horror and humour, one young girl must have thought crickets sounded like fun.

Perhaps she has a cat.