These three had elaborated old Major's teachings into a complete system of thought, to which they gave the name of Animalism....Several nights a week, after Mr Jones was asleep,they held secret meetings in the barn and expounded the principles of Animalism to the others. At the beginning they met with much stupidity and apathy....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 Rebellion?"
"No,"said Snowball firmly,"We have no means of making sugar on this farm. Besides, you don't 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 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.