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Rogue Tomato
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I brought Anansi boys with me up to our little cabin in the woods for easter. I had gotten about halfway through, and was lying on my back reading when, out of nowhere, a giant spider came crawling onto the pages... Me having arachnophobia, I freaked, ran aroung with the book yelling for someone to get the spider, and finally dropped it, causing it to close and sqwish the spider inside the pages. I now have a permanent spider-stain in my spider-book...

I wonder if it was some far-fetched trick. maybe they've sprayed the book with some kind of spider-feromone to attract spiders. I think they did, the bastards!


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*sniggers*


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I prefer to live in a country that's small, and old, and where no one would ever have the NERVE to wear a cape in public, whether they could leap tall buildings in a single bound or not.

the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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That's so ironic, and really cool!!
 
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I'm still being teased for my 'oh-my-god-a-spider-on-my-book-get-it-off-get-it-off-dance'


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This story made me smile. I thought it was very cool.

Except the you almost peeing your pants bit. Sucks for you. But a cool story, none of the less! Smile


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I can't believe you smashed the spider! In this wild existance we call life there are no coincidences... and I assure you that the book was not sprayed with spider feromone. Never shy away from synchronicity.
 
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Spiders should be smashed, despite what my mother says!

*smash*

*smash*

*smash*

*smash*


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Hi! I am new #1.
I do not know if spiders attract to these books, I hope not. I loved...LOVED the book, afraid of spiders.
hehehe.
It is one of my favorite novels though. Wink


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Hi, Lucinda. Pleasure to meet you. Come over to the worlds end and say hello, why don't you!


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Originally posted by Yepa:
Spiders should be smashed, despite what my mother says!

*smash*

*smash*

*smash*

*smash*


*rescus poor spider from meanie yepa!*

it might just be harry!!


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I prefer to live in a country that's small, and old, and where no one would ever have the NERVE to wear a cape in public, whether they could leap tall buildings in a single bound or not.

the parrot... ...gets tiresome.
the parrot... ...i ate him.


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I now have a permanent spider-stain in my spider-book...


I have arachnophobia, too, and I think the only thing that's worse than a spider (except two spiders, of course) it's a dead spider smashed closer to me.
If a spider come across the book while I'm reading, I'd run away and leave the book immediately. Crying, probably.
 
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I'm one of those annoying people who love all animals (with the exception of pincher bugs and millipedes, and i squash them mercilessly) but as for spiders, they're so cute and clever. I love the way they scuttle and slither around all with the same movements. Spiders are amazing... I love them! I'm really sorry that you got all freaked out, and I'm glad that you yourself didn't kill the spider, it died in the free fall.


Think of it this way...
We all have a spider on the outside of our copy of AB, but you're one of the lucky ones and you have a spider inside. Smile
 
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I too am an annoying animal lover - it's a pity the spider was killed. I always keep a glass and postcard around for just such an emergency!

What's wrong with millipedes? I think they're ace! All those legs! Mind you, I don't even kill mosquitoes, so am probably the wrong person to comment.
 
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I had a weird Anansi dream while i was on St John in the US Virgin islands, where his stories are still popular....very cool indeed

I do believe Neil could be onto something
 
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Originally posted by Domitella:
I too am an annoying animal lover - it's a pity the spider was killed. I always keep a glass and postcard around for just such an emergency!

What's wrong with millipedes? I think they're ace! All those legs! Mind you, I don't even kill mosquitoes, so am probably the wrong person to comment.


Me too, me too!

The kids found ants on the table the other day, and I had to put them outside where they belong. I'm so sad when anything gets squashed. The reason I'm a little twitchy around spiders is that I'm afraid I will squash them by mistake because they move so fast.

I think it has rubbed off on the kids too - my eldest daughter cried when she was a little girl when we had to pull the plug on the head lice we found in her hair! "but they'll drown!" she cried.


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I'm very scared of spiders, but this book made me just a little less.


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haha, the same sort of incident happened to me a couple of years ago, i saw a spider, looked for something to kill it with, picked up a book and smashed the hell out of it...only after i did it did i realise it was my copy of anansi boys



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i really hate to kill spiders for some reason, but we cleaned out the back yard recently and i found at least a dozen black widows and i smashed them all because they're definitely dangerous...

im kind of hippie when it comes to killing anything except roaches
 
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