Then she started chanting in a very soft and gentle voice. It made me feel very calm and I lowered my voice in sympathy. My head filled with questions that I wanted to ask, but her calmness somehow slowed down my racing brain and I remained silent so that she could concentrate on what seemed like a very dangerous job to me. Having studied the swarm and the fence post she said “This will be an easy job. They have been kind to me today! They are often on the sides of people’s houses or up trees and I have to smoke them at the top of a ladder”. I did not think of her as a smoking-type somehow!