Charlotte’s Web Chapter 15 – The Crickets
Summer passes and the crickets begin their song warning others of the seasonal change. School will start, days will get longer, food will need to be collected and stored. Winter is coming.
Wilbur, still the center of attention had grown big and fat. As far as everyone was concerned he certainly retained the titles of SOME PIG, TERRIFIC, and RADIANT.
Zuckerman tells Lurvy to make a crate so they can take the pig to the local County Fair.
“You’re going with me, aren’t you Charlotte?” Wilbur asks his friend. Even though she is versatile and even though she *could* accompany Wilbur to the Fair, Charlotte makes the decision to stay in the barn to make an egg sac. It was her time to do that.
“Surely you can lay your eggs at the Fair,” suggests Wilbur. But Charlotte replies, “I can’t arrange my family duties to suit the management of the County Fair.” She assures Wilbur that she will try to accompany him, knowing full well that she wouldn’t be able to.
Wilbur was going to have to be on his own and Charlotte was going to have to lay her eggs.
Chapter 15 Lessons Learned
The crickets begin singing their song of summer’s end.
Lesson Learned – Pay attention to your surroundings. Do what needs to be done when it needs to be done.
Wilbur still acts in a radiant and terrific manner.
Lesson Learned –.If you really believe it, you can become it.
Wilbur wants Charlotte to come to the Fair, but she declines.
Lesson Learned –Be willing to help others, but always be true to your own needs at all times.
Charlotte knows that she won’t be able to go to the County Fair because she must start her family.
Lesson Learned: Know what the things are that you really value in life and protect them at all costs.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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