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.
|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.