Wilbur's' heart brimmed with happiness.He felt that he should make a short speech on this very important occasion."Joy! Aranea! Nellie!" he began. "Welcome to the barn cellar.You have chosen a hallowed doorway from which to string your webs.I think it is only fair to tell you that I was devoted to your mother.I owe my very life to her.She was brilliant, beautiful, and loyal to the end.I shall always treasure her memory.To you, her daughters, I pledge my friendship, forever and ever.""I pledge mine," said Joy."I do, too," said Aranea."And so do I," said Nellie, who had just managed to catch a small gnat.It was a happy day for Wilbur.And many more happy, tranquil days followed.