Chapter 3

The animals worked tirelessly to reap the harvest. All the animals worked very hard. The pigs, since they were the most intelligent, assumed the leadership and directed all the animals to do the difficult work.

They often encouraged the working animals with phrases such as “Gee up, comrade!”. Every animal from the ducks to the hens worked hard.

The animals were very satisfied. Their hard-work paid after all. Every meal tasted better as it was their own grown food. Although, they met with some difficulties such as the tools designed for human usage were not compatible with animals but they went through the problem anyway.

Boxer (the horse) had become the star of the farm. He worked tirelessly, throughout the day. He had even made a deal with a cockerel on the farm to wake him up half an hour earlier so that he could do some voluntary work.

All these turns of events had no effect on Benjamin (the donkey). On Sunday, a ceremony was attended. The official flag was designed by Snowball (the pig). It was a green cloth with a white hoof and a horn.

According to Snowball, the green cloth represented the green fields of England and the hoof and horn represented the “future Republic of Animals”. After the Flag hoisting, a meeting was attended and resolutions were passed to become laws. All the animals voted.

It was seen that Napoleon and Snowball often contradicted each other. Now, organisation work was started on the farm. A Committee was formed to re-educate all the animals.

Every animal except the pigs, the dog, Muriel (the goat), and Old Benjamin (the donkey), failed to read. So, Snowball decided to reduce the seven commandments into a single maxim, “Four legs good, two legs bad”. The birds objected since they had two legs also, but Snowball proved to them that they had wings and Man had hands.

Jessie and Bluebell (the dogs) gave birth to nine puppies but Napoleon took them away and kept them secluded so much that they were soon forgotten by everybody. The milk that mysteriously disappeared earlier was mixed with the mash for the pigs.

The apples were soon to be harvested and it was decided for milk and apples to be kept reserved for pigs only. When the other animals objected, they were told that pigs were brain workers and needed the apples most, though they did not like apples.