Animal Farm

How does squealer squelch the wicked rumor that boxer was betrayed

Chapter 9

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The animals try to appeal to the horses drawing the van, but they do not understand the situation. Boxer never returns, but three days later the pigs announce that he died in the hospital despite receiving the best care. Squealer claims to have been present at Boxer’s death, a tale he relates emotionally to the other animals. He claims that Boxer’s last words were, “Forward, Comrades! …