The Very Busy Spider
Paint Picture and Story by Heather Tanner Ross



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    Early one morning the wind carried a spider across a field where she landed on field posts and began spinning a web.  One by one all the animals on the farm came by to try to get the spider to play. 
    The horse wanted to go for a ride.  The spider did not want to play.  She was busy spinning her web.  The cow wanted to eat grass.  The spider did not want to play.  She was busy spinning her web.  The sheep wanted to run in the meadow.  The spider did not want to play.  She was busy spinning her web.  The goat wanted to jump on the rocks.  The spider did not want to play.  She was busy spinning her web.  The pig wanted to roll in the mud.  The spider did not want to play.  She was busy spinning her web.  The dog wanted to chase a cat.  The spider did not want to play.  She was busy spinning her web.  The cat wanted to take a nap.  The spider did not want to play.  She was busy spinning her web. 
    The duck wanted to go for a swim.  The spider did not want to play.  She had just finished her web.  The rooster asked the spider if it wanted to catcha fly, and the spider did catch a fly in her web...just like that!  The owl came by that night and asked, "Who built this beautiful web?"  The spider did not answer.  She was fast asleep because it had been a very, very busy day.



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