"You must come and stay at Blandings!" insisted Lady Constance Keeble on meeting Professor Pepperidge Farmer, author of the book 'Sleepy Time' (originally entitled 'Hypnotism as a Device to Measure the Unconcious Drives and Mechanism in an Effort to Analyse the Functions Involved Which Give Rise to Emotional Conflicts in the Waking State'). "We have so many dysfunctions that Hypnotism may help us to overcome!"
The professor, who resembled Count Dracula as much as anyone, inquired. "Do tell me, Lady Constance, what are your complaints at the old home?"
"We have victims of headache, forgetfulness, overeating, uncontrolled anger & gambling, I'm afraid. Myself (Lady Constance), my brother Clarence, our butler Beach, my nephew Freddy Threepwood, and the gardener Angus McAllister are all affected."
"Well, I was hoping to visit one of your fine old castles on my British vacation," replied the Professor. "I'd be happy to drop in and see what I can do for your family."
And so it came to pass that the author spent a week at Blandings, having a session with one of the inmates each day from Monday through Friday. He used a variety of methods for putting the subjects into a trance state: employing a gold watch, a spinning top, waving his hands, using a clock pendulum, and also a ticking metronome. The post-hypnotic suggestions were very effective indeed in ameliorating the problems his hostess had mentioned, but additionally, the patients exhibited an unexpected side effect: to whit, they showed an uncanny willingness to do favors or mitzvahs for Prof. Farmer. One insisted on giving him a loan, one provided countless glasses of lemon squash, one peddled the professor into town on a pushbike, one gave him a letter of introduction to a magazine editor, and one cracked walnuts for him by the pound.
Needless to say, when all the occupants came out of the trance a week later, they were quite confused. Can you figure out who was hypnotized on which day, with what mechanism, for which problem, and what favor he performed for the hypnotist, from the clues below?