The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre:|
over the flower, more or less everywhere. If you see a Bee lying
lifeless, with legs and tongue out-stretched, draw nearer: the
Thomisus will be there, nine times out of ten. The thug has struck
her blow; she is draining the blood of the departed.
After all, this cutter of Bees' throats is a pretty, a very pretty
creature, despite her unwieldy paunch fashioned like a squat
pyramid and embossed on the base, on either side, with a pimple
shaped like a camel's hump. The skin, more pleasing to the eye
than any satin, is milk-white in some, in others lemon-yellow.
There are fine ladies among them who adorn their legs with a number
of pink bracelets and their back with carmine arabesques. A narrow
The Life of the Spider