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Animal Farm

Animal Farm

by George Orwell

Animal Farm Mr. Whymper Quotes

Quote #1

Today he and his friends had visited Animal Farm and inspected every inch of it with their own eyes, and what did they find? Not only the most up-to-date methods, but a discipline and an orderliness which should be an example to all farmers everywhere. He believed that he was right in saying that the lower animals on Animal Farm did more work and received less food than any animals in the county. (10.25)

This is a neat little example of something called free indirect discourse—it might sound like the narrator's talking (the "he believed"), but it's really the narrator talking in Mr. Whymper's voice. And look what he's saying: the animals are working harder for more food than on any other farm. What a great example!

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