Animal Farm IBN #2

In this version of the story, Boxer does not die and he starts his own revolution called Boxer’s Rebellion. Boxer’s Rebellion, Chapter 11: The creatures looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again, but it was already impossible to tell which was which. Boxer, with his eyes all teary and blurry, said: “Comrades, I never thought it would come to this but” He broke off to wipe a tear from his eye, “It seems that it would be time to start a rebellion of our own.” The animals fell into a sullen silence after that. No animal had ever even dared to think about the idea of a rebellion. But how, how will they beat Napoleon’s dreaded dogs? The dogs that had created so much fear among the animals. Boxer raised his frail hoof: “I know that Napoleon has his dogs, but I have seen these dogs, they have grown fat and old, they will pose a minor threat.” The animals looked uneasy. Boxer then said: “Comrades, there was a time when I would say Napoleon is always right, but I was sorely mistaken. He is not right, Napoleon is wrong!” This was met by a cheer from all the animals. By now, the pigs had noticed that the animals were gathered outside the house. Napoleon was about to give orders to the dogs but he found that they had all drunk themselves to sleep. Napoleon called the pigs to line up with their whips in formation. With one accord, they marched out and begun to whip the animals. “Charge, fight for what should have been won years ago!” Boxer cried. The animals charged. At first, it seemed like the pigs would have won, but they had grown fat and accustomed to power. As soon as the animals got close enough to strike, the pigs turn and fled. The problem was, they were too fat to even manage a very fast shuffle. The men in the room had seen this scene unfold and had sneakily snuck out the back door, not before grabbing some of the money on the table. The pigs were caught and killed in a gruesome manner. The goose, driven by rage and hatred, broke the necks of the pigs with their pure strength. After the battle, Napoleon was hung on the barn. The seven commandments were changed back to their original text (they did not kill ALL the pigs, that would be genocide) The animals raided the stocks and took all the food. They remembered this day as Boxer’s rebellion. A picture was painted on the barn. It was Boxer, fighting off 10 dogs at once and underneath it was written: “Remember Boxer’s Rebellion!” This would be marked as a special holiday on animal farm. The animals were happy, for now.

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