The Tarantula

From the final paragraph of The Tarantula, a delightful little book by William J. Baerg, published in 1958 and given to me recently by brother-in-law Michael Lawrence Dickerson:

When Professor Comstock of Cornell University, an eminent entomologist and a recognized authority on spiders, was asked by a visitor, "What good are spiders?" he seemed at first somewhat baffled; then he explosively replied: "What good are they? They are damned interesting."

^z - 2013-07-11