1 Even when I was young I could not have read what was written there.
2 They took their exercise in the garden, and were discouraged from playing with the other young animals.
3 Led by three young Black Minorca pullets, the hens made a determined effort to thwart Napoleon's wishes.
4 For the time being, the young pigs were given their instruction by Napoleon himself in the farmhouse kitchen.
5 In the autumn the four sows had all littered about simultaneously, producing thirty-one young pigs between them.
6 Pre-eminent among the pigs were two young boars named Snowball and Napoleon, whom Mr. Jones was breeding up for sale.
7 The young pigs were piebald, and as Napoleon was the only boar on the farm, it was possible to guess at their parentage.
8 You young porkers who are sitting in front of me, every one of you will scream your lives out at the block within a year.
9 He said that the education of the young was more important than anything that could be done for those who were already grown up.
10 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.
11 Apart from the regular work of the farm, and the rebuilding of the windmill, there was the schoolhouse for the young pigs, which was started in March.
12 Four dogs guarded his bed at night, one at each corner, and a young pig named Pinkeye was given the task of tasting all his food before he ate it, lest it should be poisoned.
13 The four young pigs who had protested when Napoleon abolished the Meetings raised their voices timidly, but they were promptly silenced by a tremendous growling from the dogs.
14 Napoleon, with Squealer and another pig named Minimus, who had a remarkable gift for composing songs and poems, sat on the front of the raised platform, with the nine young dogs forming a semicircle round them, and the other pigs sitting behind.
15 Most of Animal Farm was within their view--the long pasture stretching down to the main road, the hayfield, the spinney, the drinking pool, the ploughed fields where the young wheat was thick and green, and the red roofs of the farm buildings with the smoke curling from the chimneys.