We are introduced to Mr. Pilkington and Mr. Frederick. Each owns one of the neighboring farms. In short, the animals are working on their public image. PR, etc.
Snowball, a tactics extraordinaire, prepares the animals for the impending invasion of the humans. Sounds Jules Verne-ish, doesn’t it?
Blood! Battle! Exclamation Points! Read your book! There are some minor casualties (animals that don’t really matter, like sheep) and Snowball is wounded. Boxer kills a man and then feels guilty about it.
Snowball gets a prize. Rather, he gives himself a prize: "Animal Hero, First Class."