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by E. B. White
Charlotte A. Cavatica Timeline and Summary
Charlotte lives in the doorframe of the barn on the Zuckerman farm. She likes spinning her webs and catching flies, because apparently they're yummy. When Wilbur comes to the barn, Charlotte gets a new friend. She also gets a new project: making sure Mr. Zuckerman doesn't eat her new pal for Christmas dinner. Charlotte schemes and schemes and finally comes up with a plan. She writes her first catchy slogan for Wilbur in the web: "SOME PIG!" After this first success, Charlotte writes "TERRIFIC" and then "RADIANT." Everyone loves her webs so the plan is working. The only downside is that no one knows it's Charlotte who's doing the writing, but that's okay. In fact, it might not even be a downside. When it's time for the County Fair, Charlotte joins her buddy Wilbur. At the fair, our little spider weaves her last web with the word "Humble." Then she makes an egg sac housing 514 spider eggs. Everyone, including Wilbur and the egg sac, heads back to the farm—except for Charlotte, who's too weak to leave. She dies all by herself, which is seriously sad.