George Orwell - Animal Farm & 1984 pdf

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  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    1984 and Animal Farm

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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Re: George Orwell

    great find, man. :)
  3. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Re: George Orwell

    Ok...lookout pdf files, I come!
  4. Hulka73

    Hulka73 Monkey+++

    I don't want to sound too dumb here, but Animal Farm is only 42 pages long? I guess I just expected some huge book.

    Oh yeah, Thanks! I've been looking for these.
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    It was a long time ago that I read it, but it is NOT very long. Really doesn't take much to make the point.

  6. Byte

    Byte Monkey+++

    My Signet Classic (36th printing) copy is 128 pages. Of course that's pretty large print and small paperback sized! I'm guessing that the .pdf is probably based on 8.5x11 pages and a font of 12 or so. Would make it pretty short.

    Quite a story with some deep philosophic material packed in there though.

  7. jungatheart

    jungatheart Beginner's Mind

    Thanks, appreciate it.
  8. Hulka73

    Hulka73 Monkey+++

    the pdf on my nook is 44 pages long
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    And a sorta related fable.

    <table style="width: 98.88%; margin-left: 10.5pt;" class="MsoNormalTable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="98%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 1.5pt; width: 100%;" width="100%"> Remember this fable from childhood?

    "Who will help me plant my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

    "Not I," said the cow.
    "Not I," said the duck.
    "Not I," said the pig.
    "Not I," said the goose.

    "Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen, and so
    She did. She planted her crop, and the wheat grew very tall and ripened
    Into golden grain.

    "Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

    "Not I," said the duck..
    "Out of my classification," said the pig.
    "I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.
    "I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.

    "Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen, and so
    She did.

    At last it came time to bake the bread. "Who will help me bake
    The bread?" asked the little red hen.

    "That would be overtime for me," said the cow.
    "I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.
    "I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.
    "If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the

    "Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen.

    She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors
    To see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little
    Red hen said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."

    "Excess profits!" cried the cow. (Nancy Pelosi)
    "Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck. (Barbara Boxer)
    "I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose. (Jesse Jackson)
    The pig just grunted in disdain. (Ted Kennedy)

    And they all painted 'Unfair!' picket signs and marched around
    And around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.

    Then the farmer (Obama) came. He said to the little red hen,
    "You must not be so greedy."

    "But I earned the bread," said the little red hen.

    "Exactly," said Barack the farmer.. "That is what makes our free
    <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Enterprise</st1:place></st1:city> system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much
    As he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive
    Workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy
    And idle."

    And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red
    Hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful, for now I truly

    But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never
    Again baked bread because she joined the 'party' and got her bread free.
    And all the Democrats smiled. 'Fairness' had been established.

    Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no
    One long as there was free bread that 'the rich' were paying


    Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs.
    Hillary got $8 million for hers.
    That's $20 million for the memories from two people, who for
    Eight years repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't
    Remember anything.


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