animal farm chapter 3
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"Comrades!" he cried. "You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing
this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike
milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these
things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by
Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the
well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and
organisation of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over
your welfare. It is for YOUR sake that we drink that milk and eat those
apples. Do you know what would happen if we pigs failed in our duty? Jones
would come back! Yes, Jones would come back! Surely, comrades," cried
Squealer almost pleadingly, skipping from side to side and whisking his
tail, "surely there is no one among you who wants to see Jones come back?"
This is Squealer's explanation for the disappearance of the milk and apples. As apples were in season and fresh milk available, the animals were under the impression that they'd all share in the harvest; let's face it, apples should have been everywhere, but they weren't. Mixing these delicacies into the pig slop worked for awhile and went unnoticed, but it didn't go unnoticed for long!
Sorry about the way the text pasted onto the oage; it happens sometimes.
that's totally okay Jill. really.