The owner of one of the two hardware stores in Kambos sold me another bag of rat sweeties, the blue pills which he promises will kill Roland within a day. These supplemented my existing stocks and they were duly placed between the windows and the shutters around the house with a particular concentration on the one window where rats have been spotted every day.
The initial six in that window disappeared within a day and instead when I returned to the house I was greeted by a large rat grinning at me from behind that window. Thus I carefully remove two or three sweeties from other locations to ensure that the rat window is fully stocked each time I leave the Greek Hovel.
And coming back today, as has been the case every day the sweeties are gone. I reckon that the rat or rat family must have taken at least 14 sweeties by now and given that one sweetie kills a rat within 24 hours something is just not right.
I have a horrible feeing that the rats are simply storing the sweeties for the winter and so genocide is being delayed. The other alternative seems to be that there are just rather a lot of rats. Either way, tomorrow I shall buy another bag of rat sweeties and restock. I am not giving up in this fight.