Mr. Spider was once in love with Miss Fly. Several times he declared
his love, but was always repelled, for Miss Fly disliked his business.
One day, when she saw him coming, she closed the doors and windows
of her house and made ready a pot of boiling water.
Mr. Spider called to be allowed to enter the house, but Miss Fly's
only answer was to throw the boiling water at him.
"Well!" cried Mr. Spider, "I and my descendants shall be avenged upon
you and yours. We will never give you a moment's peace."
Mr. Spider did not break his word, for to this day we see his hatred
of the fly.