Sunday, March 19, 2006

Chapter 18 (Charlotte's Web)

In the cool evening,Templeton crept from the crate,Wilbur lay asleep and Charlotte was building a web.Charlotte asked Templeton to bring back a word and said that she might be writing for the last time.Finally the evening came as a welcome relief to everyone.Fern and Avery woke up.Then her friend Henry Fussy invited her to go on a ride in the Ferris Wheel.Then Templeton arrived with a magazine and gave it to Charlotte.They found a word called ''humble''.Charlotte said to Templeton that he had been very helpful.Charlotte had finished weaving the word ''humble'' on her web.Then the Arables left home.He asked Charlotte if the Zuckermans would kill him when winter arrives.Charlotte said they will not.At the Arable's home,Fern said to her mother that she had the best time she ever had in her life.

Chapter 17 ( Charlotte's Web)

When they had arrived at the fair.they could hear music and see the Ferris Wheel turning in the sky.Fern and Avery asked their parents for money as they wanted to win prizes spinning the wheels.They also asked for food and other stuff.Finally both of them went. Then they took Wilbur out of the crate.When they left.Charlotte talked to Wilbur.Charlotte said to Wilbur that there was another pig larger than Wilbur.Wilbur began to cry.Charlotte found out that the other pig was a spring pig too.Charlotte was feeling poorly.Wilbur was worried that Charlotte was unwell.At noon the Arables and the Zuckermans returned to the pigpen.Then Avery and Fern came having some things in their hands and then Lurvy came carrying a blanket.Finally they decided to sleep as tomorrow the judges were going to decide about Wilbur.

Chapter 16 (Charlotte's Web)

Everybody slept early the night before the County Fair.Everybody was dreaming about the fair.Charlotte was still awake.Morning came and everybody got up early and did their essential necessities.Lurvy placed clean straw in Wilbur's crate. There was a word written, Zuckerman's Famous Pig.Later Mrs.Zuckerman gave Wilbur a buttermilk bath.Charlotte decided to go to the fair too.After much persuasion Templeton came to the fair too. Templeton and Charlotte went into the crate.Suddenly Mr.Arable said to Mr.Zuckerman that he will get good meat after killing Wilbur.When Wilbur heard that.He fainted. Everybody saw Wilbur that he had fainted.Finally Wilbur regained consciousness after they had poured water on him.They did not know that there was a rat and a spider in the crate.Everybody got into the truck and off they went to the fair.

Chapter 15 (Charlotte's Web)

Summer was gone.Autumn was coming soon.Everyone was quite sad.Wilbur was now the centre of attraction on the barn.More than hundred people came to the barn and admire Wilbur.Ever since Charlotte befriended Wilbur, Wilbur had done his best to live up to his reputation.Charlotte had written the word ''radiant'' now. So Wilbur was trying to act radiant.Sometimes he will have a nightmare like men chasing him with guns and knives.He thought that if he wins some prize in the county fair, the Zuckermans will let him alive.Charlotte had her own worries too.One morning Wilbur pleaded Charlotte to come to the fair.She told she was going to lay eggs.Wilbur asked her to lay her eggs at the fair.Charlotte agreed.She knew she could not help Wilbur much longer as she had to build sac that would hold her eggs.

Chapter 14 (Charlotte's Web)

The following day was Saturday. Mrs.Arable wanted Fern to play with other children instead of sitting and watching at the Zuckerman's barn.Fern told that Charlotte was the best storyteller.Mrs.Arable asked her not to invent things. Her mother asked her what type of story she told.Fern told her about the stories. She asked Fern to go and play.Mr.Arable went to Dr.Dorian and said everything about Fern.Dr.Dorian said that he had heard about the pig.They talked about the spider's web.Mrs.Arable told about Fern and hearing animals talk.Dr.Dorian was surprised and ready to believe Fern.He asked her if Fern was eating and sleeping well and how Avery was.Dr.Dorian asked her if Fern knew any boys. Mrs.Arable said that Fern knew Henry Fussy.Dr.Dorian asked to tell Fern to associate with her friends more.

Chapter 13 (Charlotte's Web)

Far in the night Charlotte was working on her web.She was an expert in weaving.She started writting a new word was ''terrific''.She got very interested in her work.She talked to herself and finished her work.Later Wilbur woke up.Lurvy came and saw the word ''terrific''.He immediately called everyone to come and see.Wilbur felt terrific.Mrs.Zuckerman called the reporter.The news spreaded.People came to look at Wilbur.Mr.Zuckerman thought of Wilbur as a wonderous pig.He asked Lurvy to build a crate for Wilbur.Templeton asked Charlotte a few words which would be suitable for Wilbur.But Charlotte denied.Templeton found a word called ''radiant''.She asked Wilbur to act like radiant.Wilbur felt that he was radiant.Later Wilbur asked Charlotte to tell a story.Wilbur asked her to tell another story and sing a song.Finally Wilbur fall asleep.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Chapter 12 (Charlotte's Web)

One evening after a few days the writing had appeared on Charlotte's web,Charlotte called a meeting of all the animals in the barn.Charlotte called Wilbur.Then she called the other animals.Charlotte said that the message she had written on her web complimenting Wilbur had been received.She said that Wilbur's life could be saved as everyone has fallen for it.The animals cheered.Charlotte asked suggestions from the animals about a new slogan.Every animal thought of a slogan.Finally the goose's idea was chosen which was ''terrific''.Charlotte needed help in spelling that word so she asked the sheep to ask Templeton for magazines.He asked them what they were doing.They said that they were having a directors meeting.Templeton did not want to give the magazine.Finally the sheep explained everything and Templeton gave it to the sheep.Charlotte started weaving the new word.

Chapter 11 (Charlotte's Web)

The next day was foggy.Charlotte's web glistened in the light.Lurvy noticed the web when he came with Wilbur's breakfast.In the centre of the web Lurvy saw a word called ''some pig''.He was confused.He asked Mr.Zuckerman to come and see.Both of them were shocked.They thought that Charlotte had written that.Mr.Zuckerman told his wife that they were having an peculiar pig.Mrs.Zuckerman was bewildered too.Then both of them went there watching the words.Charlotte was glad that her trick was working.Later they started talkin about Wilbur.The next Sunday the news spread the whole county.Everyone came rushing to see Wilbur.Mr.Zuckerman was busy entertaining visitors each day.Wilbur was given more food too.Fern was glad that Charlotte's plan was working and Wilbur's life would be saved.

Chapter 10 (Charlotte's Web)

Charlotte was motionless thinking everyday about saving Wilbur's life.She was patient and determined.Finally she found out an idea.Wilbur came and asked what she was thinking about.Charlotte said to Wilbur that the people were gullible.He said that it was merciful.That morning Avery and Fern were playing with a frog and the swing.Fern visited Wilbur.Avery saw a huge spider in a web.Avery wanted to catch the spider which was Charlotte.Wilbur thought that Charlotte was going to die.Unfortunately Avery fall down on the edge of the trough where there was the unhatched egg.The air was filled with the smells of a rotten egg.They ran away.Wilbur told the other animals about the incident.The animals complaint about the smell.Then Lurvy gave some food for Wilbur.Wilbur ate heartily.Charlotte ate and thought of Wilbur's future.She weaved something up to midnight.

Chapter 8 (Charlotte's Web)

One sunday morning,The Arables were having their breakfast.Fern asked her parents if they knew that Uncle Homer's goslings had hatched asked Fern.She said to them that there were seven eggs but one did not hatch. She said that the goose gave the egg to Templeton as the other egg did not hatch. Mr.Arable was puzzled about what Fern was talking.He asked who was ''us'', and Charlotte. Fern said that it was the animals and her and Charlotte was Wilbur's best friend. Mrs.Arable asked Fern if Charlotte was a spider.Fern exclaimed that Charlotte said something pleasant to everyone in the barn.Later Mrs.Arable asked Fern to leave to school. Mrs.Arable was worried and said to him that Fern was rambling about animals.Mr.Arable said to her that he could call Dr.Dorian as he wanted him to know about Fern's queerly act.

Chapter 9 (Charlotte's Web)

Charlotte loved weaving her web during the evenings.Wilbur said that he wanted to spin a web.Charlotte coached Wilbur.Unfortunately Wilbur fall down.She complimented Wilbur.Wilbur tried again.Fern was proud to see that Wilbur was determined.But he fall down again crying.She advised Wilbur that he cannot spin a web as he lacked somethings. He told her that he was boasting.Suddenly a lamb came and told that Wilbur was the smelliest creature in the barn.Wilbur sobbed.Charlotte supported Wilbur.He fall asleep again.Wilbur suddenly remembered of his dreadful future.Wilbur told Charlotte that he did not want to die.He asked Charlotte if she promised him to save him.Charlotte said to him that she he will not die. She said that she was working on the plan.Charlotte advised Wilbur to take care of himself.She asked him to sleep and they said good night.

Chapter 7 (Charlotte's Web)

Wilbur liked Charlotte better each day.Wilbur found out that her campaign against insects seemed useful.Charlotte puts her victim to sleep before consuming it.Wilbur admired that. Wilbur gained more weight each day.His life was changed.One afternoon the oldest sheep greeted Wilbur.It said to Wilbur that he was putting on more weight.The oldest sheep told Wilbur why he was fattening ,as the Zuckermans kill him.As soon as winter arrives, all young pigs will get killed.He said to him that the Zuckermans, Mr.Arable and Lurvy were plotting to kill him.The oldest sheep said that each year he sees the business.Wilbur cried and said that he did not want to die. He screamed and asked for help.Wilbur asked Charlotte if it was true.Charlotte said that it was true.Charlotte said to Wilbur that she was going to save him.She asked him to stop crying.

Chapter 6 (Charlotte's Web)

It was the early summer.A day on early summer is when the goose eggs hatched.Charlotte was the first to know that the eggs were going to hatch.The goose could hear their voices from inside the eggs.The goose had been sitting on the eggs for four weeks.Finally the goslings had arrived.The goose said to Wilbur that there were seven eggs Templeton came,everyone watched him as he was not trusted.Templeton asked the goose where the other egg was.But it was a dud.She said to him that he could have it.The gander threatened Templeton that if he ever poked their goslings he will hit him.They were worried about Templeton as had no basic manners and would kill a gosling.The goose said that if that egg hatches, the barn will be untenable.That afternoon, Mr.Zuckerman came smiling at the goslings.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Chapter 5 (Charlotte's Web)

That night,Wilbur found it difficult to sleep.Suddenly the voice which had said it will be a friend to Wilbur, kept tormenting him in his dreams.The next morning, Wilbur asked aloud who his mysterious friend was. The other animals were irritated. Wilbur apologised to them.Wilbur slept again. The same voice acknowleged him. Wilbur found out that the voice was a spider's. It addressed itself as Charlotte. Charlotte was near-sighted and could not see him clearly. When flies landed on her web, she dived and wrapped them up disabling the fly. Wilbur was horrified and found out that Charlotte ate all types of insects.Wilbur argued with Charlotte about her livelihood.The goose had been listening to this, thought about the dreadful future of Wilbur ending up in Zuckerman's Christmas feast.Wilbur questioned about his gamble friendship with Charlotte, later he found out that Charlotte was kind-hearted and loyal.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Chapter 4 (Charlotte's Web)

It was raining heavily the next day,upsetting Wilbur's plans.Wilbur had decided to venture out on that day.He had plans for the day comprising a hearty breakfast and a talk with Templeton a rat. Talking with Templeton was boring but it was better than nothing. Later he planned to sleep outdoors . From eight to nine,Wilbur decided to find something to eat and watch insects and swallows. During noon Wilbur had his lunch and planned to sleep. He thought of what it was like to be alive and waited for Fern.The rain hampered his plans and he felt lonely and friendless.He pleaded with the other animals to play with him but got rejected.He did not know whether he could tolerate the loneliness any more.Wilbur heard a voice say that it would be his friend. It said that he will see it in dawn.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Chapter 3 (Charlotte's Web)

Wilbur stayed in a manure pile , to be kept warm. Fern visited Wilbur daily to accompany him. Since Wilbur was prohibited to wander out, he was unable to enjoy activities. One afternoon in June, Wilbur wandered about, feeling bored. He questioned his captivity when the goose heard it. He found a way to escape by pushing the loose board . Wilbur felt weird that the barrier was gone. Before he could explore, Mrs. Zuckerman noticed him and called men to capture him. Other animals heard about Wilbur's escape too. Wilbur felt uncertain when he was surrounded by people and animals. The animals commanded Wilbur to escape by giving various directions. Wilbur was puzzled and wished Fern was there with him. However Mr. Zuckerman lured Wilbur back to the barn by showing him the slops. As Mr.Zuckerman complimented Wilbur, he felt happy and decided that he was too young to venture out.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Chapter 2 (Charlotte's Web)

Fern doted Wilbur so much that she was willing to tend to his needs. Fern, especially liked to feed him milk three times a day. Wilbur led anomadic life and was finally moved outdoors, Fern was afraid that he would feel cold. However Fern was consoled when she discovered that Wilbur was kept warm in a tunnel, completely coverd with straw. Wilbur also showed his gratitude to Fern by following her wherever she goes, Wilbur was called a spring pig which means he was born in springtime. Mr.Arable decided to sell Wilbur as Wilbur was big enough to sell. Fern was upset after hearing that. Mr.Arable was unwilling to provide him with food.Then he called the Zuckermans to raise Wilbur. Mr.Arable rang them and they agreed. The next day they called them and paid six dollars and Wilbur was taken to the Zuckerman's barn.

Chapter 1 (Charlotte's Web)

A piglet has just been born and Mr. Arable wants to kill it because it is a runt. This, according to Mrs. Arable means that it was "smaller and weaker" than the other pigs and would "amount to nothing". Fern protests by saying that the pig could not help being born that way and that it would be an injustice to kill it. She pleads with her father not to kill the pig. She even attempts to grab the axe from his hands! We can see what a compassionate girl she is. She cares deeply even for the life of the piglet. At first, Mr. Arable seems firm about his decision and brushes Fern off by saying that he knows more about raising pigs than Fern does. However, when Fern questions her father on whether he would have killed her if she had been "very small at birth", he softens up. Out of love for his daughter, he gives in to her pleas. He allows her to raise the pig much to her delight. From the very start of the story, we can see how much Fern adores the pig which she names "Wilbur". She even thinks about him during her lessons.