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Charlotte's Web Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9 – Wilbur's Boast Summary

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Chapter 9 Summary - Wilbur's Boast

One afternoon, Wilbur and Charlotte begin discussing the different parts of a spider's leg. When he learns there are seven distinct sections to her legs, Wilbur tells Charlotte that he doesn't think HE has seven sections in his leg. She tells him that this is because they lead very different lives. For one thing, she says, he doesn't have to spin a web. He could if he wanted to, he tells her. This leads Wilbur to decide he wants to try to spin a web.

He asks Charlotte to coach him, and begins by climbing to the top of the manure pile. On Charlotte's instruction, he takes a deep breath and jumps. Alas, no rope appears behind him. To correct this, he believes he needs to tie a piece of string to his tail. He enlists Templeton for this duty, but even...

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