As he spoke Wilson had been boring a hole in one of the water kegs, and as Spider
held a tin cup he tilted the keg to pour a draft of the precious fluid.
I was much interested one day by watching a deadly contest between a Pepsis and a large spider
of the genus Lycosa.
The great spider
was lying asleep when the Lion found him, and it looked so ugly that its foe turned up his nose in disgust.
had already agreed to sail with me as my crew of one, and, also, as cook while I did the deck work.
The priest's eye was staring, wild, flaming, and remained riveted on the horrible little group of the spider
and the fly.
He has turned his mind now to spiders
,and has got several very big fellows in a box.
As from a remote distance he could hear Spider
Hagerty saying to him: "No layin' down at the start.
Yesterday, when Aunt was asleep and I was trying to be as still as a mouse, Polly began to squall and flap about in his cage, so I went to let him out, and found a big spider
And he proposed further, "that by employing spiders
, the charge of dyeing silks should be wholly saved;" whereof I was fully convinced, when he showed me a vast number of flies most beautifully coloured, wherewith he fed his spiders
, assuring us "that the webs would take a tincture from them; and as he had them of all hues, he hoped to fit everybody's fancy, as soon as he could find proper food for the flies, of certain gums, oils, and other glutinous matter, to give a strength and consistence to the threads.
She wondered if they had any relatives outside the mill, for in that case there must be a painful difficulty in their family intercourse,--a fat and floury spider
, accustomed to take his fly well dusted with meal, must suffer a little at a cousin's table where the fly was
Pretty soon a spider
went crawling up my shoulder, and I flipped it off and it lit in the candle; and before I could budge it was all shriveled up.
I have seen them (ladies, I am sorry to say, as well as gentlemen) go out, day after day, for example, with empty pill-boxes, and catch newts, and beetles, and spiders
, and frogs, and come home and stick pins through the miserable wretches, or cut them up, without a pang of remorse, into little pieces.