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by Ole Andersen
Animal Farm, 1945
"Snowball (one of the porcine leaders of the revolution - SAN) had found in the harness-room an old green tablecloth of Mrs Jones's and had painted on it a hoof and a horn in white. This was run up the flagstaff in the farmhouse garden every Sunday morning. The flag was green, Snowball explained, to represent the green fields of England, while the horn and the hoof signified the future Republic of the Animals which would arise when the human race had finally been overthrown."
The hoof and horn eventually disappeared from
the flag, as did much of the ceremonial surrounding its use.
Stuart A. Notholt, 23 December 1998