A simple story about loyalty, sacrifice and “chinning up,” Charlotte’s Web has drawn tears for almost 40 years. Perhaps the most intrepid spider in literature, Charlotte uses her writing skills to save the life of Wilbur the pig. By writing in her web that Wilbur is “Some Pig,” “Terrific,” “Radiant” and, finally, “Humble,” Charlotte ensures that the farmer will spare Wilbur from becoming bacon just before she passes away. While Charlotte has 514 children (three of which stay to look after Wilbur), he never forgets her efforts to save his life.
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