1 All through that summer the work of the farm went like clockwork.
2 The pigs did not actually work, but directed and supervised the others.
3 It was soon noticed that when there was work to be done the cat could never be found.
4 Here the work of the coming week was planned out and resolutions were put forward and debated.
5 From morning to night he was pushing and pulling, always at the spot where the work was hardest.
6 He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself.
7 She would vanish for hours on end, and then reappear at meal-times, or in the evening after work was over, as though nothing had happened.
8 He did his work in the same slow obstinate way as he had done it in Jones's time, never shirking and never volunteering for extra work either.
9 The work of teaching and organising the others fell naturally upon the pigs, who were generally recognised as being the cleverest of the animals.
10 Mollie, it was true, was not good at getting up in the mornings, and had a way of leaving work early on the ground that there was a stone in her hoof.
11 He had been a hard worker even in Jones's time, but now he seemed more like three horses than one; there were days when the entire work of the farm seemed to rest on his mighty shoulders.
12 The animals hated Moses because he told tales and did no work, but some of them believed in Sugarcandy Mountain, and the pigs had to argue very hard to persuade them that there was no such place.
13 Sometimes the work was hard; the implements had been designed for human beings and not for animals, and it was a great drawback that no animal was able to use any tool that involved standing on his hind legs.
14 A white stripe down his nose gave him a somewhat stupid appearance, and in fact he was not of first-rate intelligence, but he was universally respected for his steadiness of character and tremendous powers of work.
15 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.
16 Even when it was resolved--a thing no one could object to in itself--to set aside the small paddock behind the orchard as a home of rest for animals who were past work, there was a stormy debate over the correct retiring age for each class of animal.
17 We are born, we are given just so much food as will keep the breath in our bodies, and those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty.
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