Animals: Crickets

The rats, lice, cockroaches, spiders, ants, flies, snakes, frogs, toads and waterbugs that make their home in the municipal dump of Lynn, Mass, spent an unhappy week, their second unhappy week since the cool September nights began. Upon them, even when it was not raining, had descended tons and tons of water. Then came gases, liquid chemicals. Now came fire. The dump was surrounded and assaulted by blueshirted firemen, bent not on putting the fire out but on spreading it. Soon the dump became a truly impossible place to live in and a great many prudent roaches and rats began moving...

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