Professor Wentworth never approved of face painting and said he thought it was silly. Secretly, he was terrified of the whole process. What if the paint got in your eye? You could go blind. Is the paint permanent? Who would want a spider web forever marking their face aside from hardened criminals? These are the scenarios an oldest child considers. One most always be prudent.
But when Professor Wentworth happened upon a face painter at the church fair familiar with dinosaurs, he couldn’t resist. He considered it his professional responsibility.
Captain Wentworth got the spider web, which the Professor thought was just so typical.