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June 24th
During the last day or two, apparently out of the void, has come upon us a plague of black crickets.
We had them at Romani I remember about the same time last year. They are quite harmless, but are the devil of a nuisance, for they sing all day & night in bursts, in season & out of season. And one finds them swarming in boots, saddle & blankets.
This is roughly their appearance only a little larger [line drawing of a cricket]

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