The Old Lady's Bedroom 117
the great sea. There is only one forest where the spiders live who make this particular kind— the finest and strongest of any. I have nearly finished my present job. What is on the rock now will be enough. I have a week's work there yet, though," she added, looking at the bunch.
" Do you work all day and all night too, great-great-great-great-grandmother?" said the princess, thinking to be very polite with so many greats.
"I am not quite so great as all that," she answered, smiling almost merrily. " If you call me grandmother, that will do.—No, I don't work every night—only moonlit nights, and then no longer than the moon shines upon my wheel. I sha'n't work much longer to-night."
" And what will you do next, grandmother?"
" Go to bed. Would you like to see my bedroom?"
4'Yes, that I should."
" Then I think I won't work any longer tonight. I shall be in good time."
The old lady rose, and left her wheel standing just as it was. You see there was no good in putting it away, for where there was not any