Alfred Simmonds, Horse Slaughterer and Glue Boiler, Willingdon. Dealer in Hides and Bone-Meal. Kennels Supplied.
Boxer had gone to drag a load of stone down to the windmill late one evening in the summer and got himself injured. He thought he had injured his lung and Clover was concerned for his well-being, dropping to her knees at his side and crying.
For the next two days Boxer remained in his stall, waiting for the time to be sent to the hospital at Willingdon. The pigs had sent out a large bottle of pink medicine which Clover administered to Boxer twice daily.
It was finally time for Boxer to be sent to the hospital. Everyone was excitedly bidding him good-bye. No one had eyes as sharp as Benjamin who was the only one to see what was written on the van. There was the tremendous drumming of hoofs inside the van as Boxer tried to kick his way out. However, his strength had left him and the drumming of hoofs died away.
Three days later it was announced that Boxer had died in the hospital at Willingdon, despite receiving every attention a horse could have. Squealer came to announce the news to the others.
" It was the most affecting sight I have ever seen! "exclaimed Squealer, who said he was at Boxer's bedside, witnessing his own comrade's passing.
Squealer gets angry upon hearing of the "foolish and wicked rumour" of the "Horse Slaughterer" van. The main reason on why he was angry is because the animals had thought that Squealer and Comrade Napoleon had wanted to take Boxer's life away for good.