chapter 7: gladness- i think this chapter is called gladness because everyone is being greatful for what they have and putting others before themselves. my favorite story in this chapter is when Spider waits to eat until the people he loves eats. he does this so his wife and kids are able to eat and be happy and if there are leftovers, he will eat that. i think this is really generous of him because he puts the needs of others before himself. thvis would be very hard to do but he wants to make sure the people he love are happy and satisfied and this is his way of making that happen.