Seemed like a reasonable meditation to me. I was able to figure out pretty easily that you were talking about an O'Reilly book named "Spidering Hacks".
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Have you tried emailing O'Reilly? Perhaps they would be happy to email you the code. (Side note: if I check the book out of a library, am I a customer?)
If you stare at that battered scraper for long enough, I bet you could see an animal in it.