Dear Readers, here is an extract from the story “The Spider who thought she was a Bird” from Mrs Nettlebed’s Year.
Snail came to Mrs Nettlebed’s door one day in mid-summer when the sun shone and the pond was balmy and abuzz with insects and the world was full of bees and the air seemed heavy with honey smells and the scent of flowers.
“I have a problem I want to share with you,” he said, rather spoiling the day for Mrs Nettlebed.
“What is that?” Mrs Nettlebed replied. She was rather afraid that Snail might be in some kind of serious trouble.
“It’s Spider,” Snail said. “She thinks she is a bird!”
“Oh, dear,” Mrs Nettlebed replied. “How does this affect her?”
“She keeps climbing up into my tree, well the tree I live under. She jumps off a branch and tries to fly and she always falls onto my shell. She has done it so many times she has put a dent in my back! It’s very annoying!”
Extract from the story “The Spider who thought she was a Bird”