I’m fascinated by spiders and am in awe of all the relentless work they do to spin their magnificent webs. There are thousands of Charlottes in Maui and I feel sorrowful every time I inadvertently wreck a spider’s web. But none of them have SOME PIG! spun in large letters into their webs, so I don’t see them until after it’s too late and I’m brushing the fine filament off my shirt.
I don’t think E.B. White ever visited Maui, but if he did, I’m sure he would have figured out some way to protect Charlotte’s webs, just as Charlotte figured out a way to save the life Wilbur the pig.