If Charlotte's Web could be broken down into ten events, what would they be?

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  1. Fern Arable, a little girl, saves a piglet from being killed due to his small size.  She names him Wilbur.
  2. Wilbur is sold to Fern's uncle and lives on his farm.
  3. Wilbur meets a spider named Charlotte, who becomes his friend.
  4. Wilbur learns that he will eventually be slaughtered, and Charlotte decides to help him escape this fate.
  5. Charlotte begins spinning words in her web, like, "Some pig!"  Wilbur becomes famous for this strange phenomenon.
  6. Wilbur is entered into the county fair due to his fame.  He will not be slaughtered because he has become too well-known.
  7. Charlotte lays her eggs and dies at the fair.
  8. Wilbur returns to the farm with Charlotte's egg sac and promises to protect it now that he has been saved from slaughter.
  9. Charlotte's eggs hatch, and all the baby spiders except for three leave the farm.
  10. Wilbur names the three baby spiders Nellie, Aranea, and Joy, and they stay with him.