What Book Is It: Alex Wiles
Presented by Alex Wiles:
"Why did you do this for me?" he asked. " ... I've never done anything for you."
"You have been my friend," replied Charlotte. "That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die. A spider's life can't help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift my life up a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.”
The Book: Charlotte's Web by E. B. White