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Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White

Language and Communication Quotes

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Quote #10

"'Humble,'" said Mr. Zuckerman. "Now isn't that just the word for Wilbur!"

Everyone rejoiced to find that the miracle of the web had been repeated. Wilbur gazed up lovingly into their faces. He looked very humble and very grateful. Fern winked at Charlotte. (19.41-42)

The very last word Charlotte writes in the web is "Humble." We're thinking that this word is pretty different from the other phrases Charlotte has chosen. Plus, we hate to have to ask this, but is it really accurate to call a pig "humble" when he's been standing under signs saying "TERRIFIC" and "RADIANT" for weeks? Just saying.

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