The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre:|
As a rule, the end of the burrow widens into a side-chamber, a
lounge or resting-place where the Spider meditates at length and is
content to lead a life of quiet when her belly is full.
A silk coating, but a scanty one, for the Lycosa has not the wealth
of silk possessed by the Weaving Spiders, lines the walls of the
tube and keeps the loose earth from falling. This plaster, which
cements the incohesive and smooths the rugged parts, is reserved
more particularly for the top of the gallery, near the mouth.
Here, in the day-time, if things be peaceful all around, the Lycosa
stations herself, either to enjoy the warmth of the sun, her great
The Life of the Spider