Thursday, October 4, 2007

Will there still be sugar?

[[Been re-reading Animal Farm after many years]]

The stupidest questions of all were asked by Mollie, the white mare. The very first question she asked Snowball was: “Will there still be sugar after the revolution?”

“NO,” said Snowball firmly. “We have no means of making sugar on this farm. Besides, you do not need sugar. You will have all the oats and hay you want”

“And shall I still be allowed to wear ribbons in my mane?” asked Mollie

“Comrade,” said Snowball, “those ribbons are that you are so devoted to are the badge of slavery. Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than ribbons?”

Mollie agreed, but she did not sound very convinced.