There were people tonight, in orange jackets, going around the wee road in front of the flat, shining torches backwards and forwards across the ground. What else were they looking for but frogs? There are plenty around just now, with ponds nearby. And are they, like, municipal workers, collecting the frogs to put them helpfully by a pond? Or are they operating for a firm that supplies to a restaurant in the French Concession? I really need to learn Chinese, so I can ask about this stuff.