What does the spider finally do to trap the fly in the fable The Spider and the Fly?

What does the spider finally do to trap the fly in the fable The Spider and the Fly?

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    Finally, the spider tried a more persistent and clever way to entrap the fly by using flattery. He exclaimed with happiness how beautiful and sweet the fly is. He says that the fly’s wings are gauzy ( thin and shiny ) and how “brilliant are your eyes.” So he asked her to step inside his parlour where he has a “little looking-glass” and the fly could see herself how pretty she was. The fly, this time, did not directly decline his offer. She was very pleased with all the flattery, just like the spider had hoped. She said that though she would be flying off now, she would come visit the spider soon. Flattery is an old trick which men use on women to trap them. False flattery are used often to trick the women and the poet shows how the innocent fly is slowly falling for the false words of the spider.

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