…attempting to save the souls of an entire Hammersmith & City Line carriage-full of commuters: wait until the doors are shut at Hammersmith. Yes you’ll have to compete with the sound of the train, but that way those passengers who didn’t have a handy newspaper to suddenly be very interested in can’t escape to the next carriage.
Even better, wait until the train is stuck for what seems like forever in the approaches to Edgeware Road, with nothing but an ominous announcement of signal problems in the Kings Cross (Correction – King’s cross and Farringdon) area to look forward to. No doubt then, given the chance, there’d have been a fair few more takers to pray for deliverance, if only from the train. As it was I miraculously caught my Amersham connection without any apparent divine intervention. And I didn’t even take his little pamphlet.