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Charlotte's Web - Chapter 5 – Charlotte Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary - Charlotte

Wilbur's night passes slowly, as he is very excited about meeting his new friend. At the first sign of daylight, he searches the barn thoroughly. Finding nothing, he asks aloud for whoever addressed him the night before to give him a sign. He succeeds only in disturbing the sheep - his new friend is still sleeping.

After Lurvy brings his breakfast slops, Wilbur is about to take his morning nap when he is greeted by his new friend's voice, saying, "Salutations!" She explains that this is her fancy way of saying hello. Wilbur finally gets a look at his friend, and finds her to be a large gray spider waving one of her eight legs at him. Her name, she tells him, is Charlotte A. Cavatica, but she says he can call her Charlotte.

In a few moments, Wilbur must face a startling truth...

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