1 Muriel began to spell out the words.
2 Old Major cleared his throat and began to sing.
3 Slowly they began to limp back towards the farm.
4 In desperation the animals began appealing to the two horses which drew the van to stop.
5 Nevertheless, as the summer wore on, various unforeseen shortages began to make them selves felt.
6 Before long the other animals began to arrive and make themselves comfortable after their different fashions.
7 All the animals nodded in complete agreement, and the cleverer ones at once began to learn the Commandments by heart.
8 There was a cry of indignation, and everyone began thinking out ways of catching Snowball if he should ever come back.
9 One of the cows broke in the door of the store-shed with her horn and all the animals began to help themselves from the bins.
10 By late summer a sufficient store of stone had accumulated, and then the building began, under the superintendence of the pigs.
11 She took a place near the front and began flirting her white mane, hoping to draw attention to the red ribbons it was plaited with.
12 Four young porkers in the front row uttered shrill squeals of disapproval, and all four of them sprang to their feet and began speaking at once.
13 The hens perched themselves on the window-sills, the pigeons fluttered up to the rafters, the sheep and cows lay down behind the pigs and began to chew the cud.
14 When time passed and the animals had evidently not starved to death, Frederick and Pilkington changed their tune and began to talk of the terrible wickedness that now flourished on Animal Farm.
15 When the boulder began to slip and the animals cried out in despair at finding themselves dragged down the hill, it was always Boxer who strained himself against the rope and brought the boulder to a stop.
16 He had made an arrangement with one of the cockerels to call him in the mornings half an hour earlier than anyone else, and would put in some volunteer labour at whatever seemed to be most needed, before the regular day's work began.