Glow-worm

Description

"She isn't really a worm at all. Glow-worms are never worms. They are simply lady fireflies without wings."

Description

Description

"'She isn't really a worm at all. Glow-worms are never worms. They are simply lady fireflies without wings.'" James and the Giant Peach

This is what the Centipede tells James Henry Trotter after he points out that the Glow-worm doesn't actually look like a worm at all, in Roald Dahl's early children's story James and the Giant Peach.

She might spend a lot of her time sleeping, but the Glow-worm provides the main source of light for James and his friends aboard the Giant Peach. As James says later, "...although this smacks a bit of eccentricity, it's really rather clever."

In the 1996 partially animated film version of James and the Giant Peach, Miriam Margolyes - who had also played Aunt Sponge - voiced the Glow-worm.

Quote

I'd like to introduce this charming Glow-worm, lover of simplicity.

James Henry Trotter 1

Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach

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