During World War II, a U.S. Marine was separated from his unit on a Pacific island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades.
Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers coming in his
direction. Scrambling for cover, he found his way up a high ridge
to several small caves in the rock. Quickly he crawled inside one
of the caves. Although safe for the moment, he realized that once
the enemy soldiers looking for him came up the ridge, they would
quickly search all the caves and he would be killed.
he watched, listening to the enemy searching for him all the while,
the spider layered strand after strand of web across the opening
of the cave.
forgive me," prayed the young man. "I had forgotten that
in you a spider's web is stronger than a brick wall."
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