"'I glide,'said the Earthworm primly.
'You are a slimy beast,' answered the Centipede.
'I am not a slimy beast,' the Earthworm said. 'I am a useful and much loved creature. Ask any gardener you like. And as for you...'
'I am a pest!' the Centipede announced, grinning broadly and looking round the room for approval.
'He is so proud of that,' the Ladybird said, smiling at James. 'Though for the life of me I cannot understand why.'
James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
Oh, you. I can tell I'm going to like you already, Centipede.