Mr Jones Repelled from Animal Farm after Failed Attack

England Farmer’s Weekly

 

England — Monday, October 15, 1917 — 65p.

 

Mr Jones Repelled from Animal Farm after Failed Attack

 

A state of shock has engulfed a local rural community as Mr Jones and his men have been repelled from animal farm.

Mr Jones and his men were repelled from animal farm yesterday afternoon, after an attack was ruthlessly halted by rebel animals on Animal Farm.

Mr Jones was unavailable for comment today, but farmer Hamish Brown gave the following statement on behalf of the local Farmer’s Association: “We are outraged by this turn of events as it jeopardies our farms. If word gets out among our animals, they may think they are invincible and try to revolt as well. All of this is due to Mr Jones poor management and organisation.

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693988-pig-attackScenes from the Battle of the Cowshed: Snowball attacks Mr Jones.

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We believe there should be consequences for letting this revolt happen in the first place.”

Constable Brown contacted the Farmer’s Association yesterday and warned them not to resort to violence, and that the police had the situation under control.

As previously published, Manor Farm was taken over by revolting animals after Mr Jones allegedly forget to feed them. He has denied all allegations. The animals then began to spread the word of Animalism. Farmers have found animals increasingly difficult to handle all over the country.

The battle itself found Mr Jones and his men, who were believed to number 12 in total, defeated by three attack forces. The animals were believed to have been organised by Snowball, one of the main leaders inside the rebel forces. Who may have found his battle strategies from a book on Juliann Caesar’s campaigns that Mr Jones had left behind.

The first attack force consisted of pigeons and geese, which had the effect of creating a diversion. The second force was lead by Snowball, the main

leader of Animal Farm. They came into play and “prodded and butted” the men from all sides.

When it was apparent that they getting taken over by the superior humans, Snowball ordered the animals to retreat.

This was when the animals cunningly ambushed the men. Retreating into the barn, they followed in disarray to finish them off and reclaim the farm. The animal’s third attack force then came in from the rear and cut them off in what was to be the final straw for Jones’s men. Once they had been surrounded, Snowball ordered the animals to charge. The men were overpowered despite a gallant fight.

A stablehand sustained mild concussion from a blow during the battle. Animal casualties have not been confirmed, but a stablehand reportedly killed a sheep.
Readers can find the full interview with Hamish Brown online at www.FarmersWeekly/local/1ywbd3hgst49l

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Animal Farm – Napoleon Obituary Written from Squealer’s Perspective.

Napoleon the Pig, age 15, died on Animal Farm just a few short years after a long and prosperous reign, on Thursday, March 5th 1953. The cause was old age.

 

Born December 18th 1938, on Manor Farm, Willingdon, England to unknown parents. He was a proud Berkshire Boar who quickly showed promising signs of leadership and strength. He was an active part of the rebellion against the Jones’s who were currently running the farm and wasted no time in attending some of the duties required to keep the farm going and soon earned the respect of the other animals.

 

Napoleon was solely based in Manor Farm and never strayed form it or it’s purpose, to symbolise freedom for all animals.  After the rebellion and the death of Old Major, the most respected animal on the farm, Napoleon and his good friend Snowball were looked to for the leadership and running of the farm until Napoleon utilised his famed insight and uncovered a terrible truth about his friend. Snowball was a traitor. After this was uncovered Napoleon was so stricken by grief and rage that he ordered Snowball to be put to death. Though this may seem very different to the idea of animalism, Napoleon did stick to the 7 commandments, as he certainly had justifiable cause to kill Snowball. Unfortunately Snowball managed to escape and it was always Napoleons deepest regret.

 

Due to Napoleon’s unrivalled intelligence, he was always destined for great things. During the early days of the rebellion, Napoleon thought up the renowned windmill, a great building used to power equipment on the farm to keep every thing running through minimal animal labour. Napoleon and his comrades finally finished the windmill a few years later after it had been destroyed twice and was arguably Napoleons greatest achievement. The animals around him looked up to him and admired him even more than ever.

 

Napoleon always knew that the humans would never let the farm be and so he readied the defences of the farm and used his keen mind to set up the defences of the farm. The first attack came not many months after the rebellion but thanks to the prudence of Napoleon, they were successfully thrown back at the cost of only one comrade who was honoured as “Animal Hero, Second Class” and Napoleon was given the award of “Animal Hero, First Class”. But the threat from humans was not over as many of the animals had thought. The humans on the neighbouring farms came soon after the windmill had been rebuilt for the first time after it’s destruction during a storm, wielding weapons that only Napoleon’s friend and comrade, Benjamin the goat. The humans filled the windmill with explosives and destroyed it yet again, this of course enraged the animals and the humans were soon driven off, defeated yet again by Napoleon’s bravery and ferocity.

 

Perhaps one of Napoleon’s strongest attributes was determination. After the second destruction of the windmill he pleaded the animals to help him rebuild it yet again. Napoleon’s unwavering dedication and determination was shared mainly by Boxer, a great horse that worked as much as all the animals combined and the combination of these to great animals meant that the windmill was soon built again.

 

Boxer the horse died not long after in hospital due to a back injury. His hard work and determination will always be remembered and he will be in the hearts of all animals who will live on Manor Farm in the years to come.

 

Despite Napoleon’s ferocity, he was always a fantastic diplomat and always sought for anything that could make the farm more efficient and he always did so in the most peaceful way possible. Tensions were always high between them and the neighbouring farms, especially since the attack from one of them, but Napoleon managed to prevail against his anger and made peace with the neighbouring farms with a grand feast that all animals and humans alike could enjoy.

 

Manor Farm prospered not only from his fearlessness and courage in war but also from his careful words and foresight. It is safe to assume that Napoleon was and always will be Manor Farms’ greatest leader.


Services for him will be held at midday, sunday, March 7th in the barn on Manor Farm, Willingdon. Memorial contributions are welcome and all animals who wish may attend. Burial will be held in Private by the pigs of Manor Farm.

By Henry Ward

Biography of Napoleon by Henry Bell

Napoleon was born on December 18th, 1878 in Gori, Georgia. His mother Ketevan Geladze was a dressmaker and his father Besarion Jughashvili, was a shoemaker. He was educated at a Famous Church school; Gori Theological School, where he excelled, but he ended up leaving in 1899. After leaving school, he embraced Marxism and became a great follower of Vladimir Lenin. After being noted by Russian secret police for his disobedient activities, he became a full-time rebel and outlaw. He was captured and banished to Siberia numerous times, but he often escaped. He became one of Lenin’s closest companions, which helped him rise to the peak of power after the Revolution. Napoleon was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Reports have shown that Napoleon changed his name to Napoleon when he was younger, after Napoleon Bonaparte of France, which Napoleon had aspired to be like.

After the Rebellion Napoleon was a respected leader, who the animals on Animal Farm looked up to and appreciated. Napoleon helped write the Seven Commandments, the same commandments he would later throw away completely.  He was quiet, but had a reputation of getting his own way. Even the most powerful of his enemies have to admit Napoleon was smart, well smart enough not to play too much of a role in the initial rebellion, but soon Napoleon emerges as an entirely dishonest, immoral pig. Although Napoleon was always at the early conferences of the new farm, Napoleon never actually put forward a single idea to the revolution. He never cares or shows interest of the well being of Animal Farm, only in the strength of his power over it. This is why; the only project he undertakes in the early stages with enthusiasm is the training of a litter of nine puppies. He doesn’t educate them for their own good or for the good of us all, but rather for his own good: they soon become his own private army or secret police, a violent means by which he imposes his will on the other animals.

The day of my expulsion was the death of Animal Farm, as after that, we soon realize that Napoleon has very little, to no interest at all in Old Major’s prophecy. After my expulsion, where Napoleon sets his nine feral dogs to chase me off the farm: Napoleon doesn’t need to talk because he has his little servant Squealer, who does all his speaking for him. Napoleon doesn’t need to worry about protests because he gets rid of all public meetings completely. He doesn’t need to worry about sharing power either because he named himself head of every committee and association. He doesn’t need to worry about being popular either because he’s got no one who is smart enough or dumb enough, to challenge him for power. Napoleons first real eye raising deed, was cutting the food supply to the hens, eventually causing several of them to die, and another was when he demanded numerous different animals to make false, public confessions about how they’re horrible traitors or how they used to be in a league with Jones and I. After these false confessions, Napoleon promptly commanded the dog to tear the throats out of the innocent, frightened animals.

The building of the Windmill, which Napoleon was supposed to be strongly against, started on the 1928. Napoleon made the animals work extremely hard, with less food rations. Boxer death was a great example of Napoleon selfish and egocentric actions. Boxer died when his lungs collapsed from overworking, Squealer tells everyone that Boxer is going to be taken to a veterinary hospital in Willingdon for surgery, but of course he’s lying. The side of the van, which came to pick up Boxer read: “Horse Slaughterer and Glue Boiler”. A few days later, Squealer comes back and explains the “misinterpretation.” He says the surgeon purchased the van from the horse slaughterer, and just hasn’t changed the name yet. This is an example of Napoleon traitorous actions; it is also an example of the pig’s manipulation of the other animals. Another selfish action of Napoleons was changing the seven commandments to his own personal needs. The commandments he changed were “ No animal shall kill any other animal” to “ No animal shall kill any other animal without cause” and “No animal shall drink alcohol” to “No animal shall drink alcohol to excess”. After all of Napoleons horrible and hideous deeds, perhaps his most appalling act was his complete and utter transformation into Jones, the same man who caused the animals to rebel in the first place. When you consider the controversial life of Napoleon, it’s perhaps no surprise that his death itself is shrouded in myth and mystery, we do know however, that Stalin died on the 5th of March 1953 after a few agonising days spent on his deathbed.

Fraser Reynolds Formal Writing: Newspaper article – Snowball’s Expulsion

The Animal Farm Gazelle

 

SNOWBALL EXPELLED FROM ANIMAL FARM!

 

Snowball, (9) (above) has been personally expelled by his arch rival now in power, Napoleon (9) (background). ‘The whimper that ended Snowball’s allegiance among the animals’. A statement from Benjamin, (age unknown) a donkey that lives on Animal Farm, who has expressed no opinion to the incident thus far.

 

A whimper, supposedly sourced from Napoleon, roused three vicious dogs, who are suspected to be the puppies that Napoleon had started privately training several years before the incident. They chased the revolutionist off the farm. Napoleon himself said this action was ‘removing the competition’ as Snowball was a ‘bad influence’ on the other animals.

 

The event took place at the weekly Sunday evening meetings at around 7:00. It was said in a witness claim by an animal who wishes to remain anonymous that Napoleon was in fact arguing with Snowball about the construction of the windmill. Napoleon was against the windmill but in the end, after Snowball’s expulsion; he agreed to start construction of the windmill, predicting completion by next September.

 

Snowball was generally an all-round well-respected pig, whose words hurt no-one except his rival, Napoleon. In a private interview with one of the pigs on Animal Farm, the pig spoke out saying that, “Snowball was a great asset in our revolution, and the only animal that was not sad to see him go was Napoleon. We are very unfortunate to lose him, unfortunately, Napoleon is encouraging the ‘less intelligent’ animals, such as the sheep, to embrace his disgraceful expulsion.” This pig wishes to remain anonymous.

 

The revolution, sparked by a pig by the name of Old Major, (now deceased) involved kicking the farm’s owner, Mr. Jones, off the farm. Mr Jones was said to be a cruel, tyrannical dictator of a farmer who cared little for his animals, often forget to feed them and could be most likely seen asleep in his armchair in front of the TV with several empty cans of beer surrounding the chair. The revolution sparked two separate uproars among the village. One of outrage, among humans, and another of joy from animals of neighbouring farms. Snowball, before his expulsion, took the liberty of assigning each animal a job of the farm, with the pigs only giving moral support to the other hard-working animals, said in a statement by a goat, Muriel (age unknown).

 

Boxer, (11) a stallion and the most hardworking asset of the farm, refused to speak, only saying his two maxims which he says he uses in every situation, ‘Napoleon is always right’ and, ‘I will work harder’. The sheep seemed to agree with his point by bleating in a very loud and stern tone, ‘Napoleon gooood leaaaader, Snowball baaaad influence!’ with a slight stutter on ‘influence’. Then started bleating, ‘Four legs gooood, two legs baaaaad!’.

 

Squealer, Napoleon’s right hand pig and personal messenger, had nothing to say on the matter. He simply stated, with alert eyes and a quick tone that, ‘I only do, what Napoleon tells me to do, and I must do, because he is the leader, and I am his right-hand pig and messenger. I’m not here to discuss unimportant matters such as Snowball’s highly necessary expulsion’.

 

Stuart van Turnhout Obituary

Boxer the horse, of Animal Farm, passed away in the hospital at Willingdon yesterday, despite receiving every medical attention a horse could have. His last words: “Napoleon is always right.”

 

Boxer was born and raised on Animal Farm.(which was called Manor farm at the time). As a young horse, Boxer worked diligently and although he could not grasp reading and writing, it was said that he worked harder in the years after the rebellion than all the other animals combined.

 

Boxer had a admirable work ethic and without his herculean efforts, the first windmill would never have been finished in the short time it was. He was an Inspiration to all the other animals, as were his two favorite maxims, “Napoleon is always right!” and ”I will work harder!”

 

In the battle of the cowshed, Boxer knocked unconscious one of the aggressors and helped defeat several others. During the early years of animal farm, Boxer worked with all the other animals, however, he had the rooster wake him up first half an hour, then a whole hour before the other animals so he could begin the days work early. Everyone who knew Boxer was in awe of his incredible work ethic and lifestyle and they all looked up to him.

 

Unfortunately Boxer never had any romantic interests and had no children.

 

A memorial banquet in Boxers Honour will be held at the farmhouse in two days time.

 

Snowball speaks out about Animal Farm

Snowball has spoken out about what really happens on animal farm. In  a statement to the Animal Times, Snowball has claimed many things that will shock the Animal world and that will start chaos if they are indeed correct.

Snowball’s first shocking claim and arguably the most horrific claim was that Napoleon is joining forces with humans again and has, according to Snowball been meeting with humans and is planning to join farms with one of the neighbouring properties.

You may remember the rumors spread after Napoleon took control of the farm, that the windmill was Napoleons idea not Snowballs. But today Snowball has claimed that the idea of the windmill was his afterall. In his statement he says “Napoleon wanted to be in full control of the farm so he told the other animals many incorrect things about me like that the windmill was his idea, not mine so they would be on his side and want me gone.”

When the animals first came to rule one of if not the main thing that was going to change was the animals were going to be better cared for beaning they would have better food and a better place to sleep. However Snowball has claimed that the conditions for the Animals on Animal farm are worse than before the rebellion. Snowball said that the animals rations of food are getting smaller, all except  the pigs, who are getting bigger rations.

This statement comes as a shock to the Animal world and will cause actions to be taken to attempt to stop Napoleon from ruining Animal Farm and sending power back to the human race. But, it must be taken into account that this is only the words of a former member of animal farm that was kicked out so, theses statements could after all be incorrect and simply Snowball trying to get back at Napoleon. When contacted today Napoleon had no comment on the matter.

Angus Simmers

 

 

Alex Thomson Formal Writing: Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor

I am outraged at the Government’s preposterous decision to ban George Orwell’s book “Animal Farm” because it inspires acts of revolution. I believe that we should have the freedom to choose their own books and contend that the book has the opposite effect to inspiring revolution.

In the past week the Government has stated that George Orwell’s book, “Animal Farm” is being banned from public reading because it apparently inspires acts of revolution. This simply isn’t the case. In the book, do the animals end up being happier after the uprising? No. In fact it is quite the opposite. The whole book undermines the very concept of rebellion. The animals rebel and all is happy, for a time. Soon the Animal Farm slides into a pit of deceit and hypocrisy.

The book shows the flaws of power. Once you’re given power, you become paranoid about losing it, which makes you do anything to keep your power. Napoleon is the perfect example of a paranoid leader, he starts off with a bit of power and he likes it. He wants more, but is frightened that Snowball will steal his power. So he takes the dogs up into the loft and brainwashes them. He then proceeds to kick Snowball out and pretty much enslaves the rest of the animals to keep them under his control.

After reading the book, you feel quite depressed because it shows you that no matter how much power someone has it will never be enough. You then begin to question modern day society, and the leaders of your own country. But you don’t want to overthrow them! It gives you faith in your own country, because we have a system that allows us to have representatives of our nation, without giving them total control over us.If you read “Animal Farm” and decided to rebel, all through the rebellion you would have that slight doubt in your mind, about who will lead. You would then begin to overthink the situation and remember what happened in “Animal Farm”. This would seriously put you off rebelling. Does the book “Animal Farm incite rebellion? No, it shows that power can corrupt and that no-one individual should ever have total control over everything.

Animal Farm is a fantastic book, and can teach us many lessons, but it does not incite revolution. So I beg the Government to overturn this decision, and return Animal Farm to the shelves. Finally, if the Government is beginning to ban our books to keep us under control, maybe we have given it too much power?