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“The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly. The blood is the life, Mr. Renfield.”
Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter. Tod Browning. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Dracula, speaking to Renfield at his castle (1931). From the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).
TIME: 8:47 AM
SUBJECT: A spider eating some flies
As I was walking into the office building this morning, I met up with a secretary who works for another lawyer down the hallway. She pointed to the crab apple tree and said “Did you see our office mascot up there, that huge spider?” I turned and spotted him in the branches. It looked like he chose a good spot for his web, as it was covered in flies. The secretary and I talked a bit more and we both were of the opinion that he was a pretty cool spider ~ just so long as he stayed outside and didn’t visit us in the office building.