The men had milked the cows in the early morning and then had gone out rabbiting, without bothering to feed the animals
When Mr. Jones got back he immediately went to sleep, so when evening came the animals were still unfed
At last they could stand it no longer. One of the cows broke in the door of the store-shed with her horn and all the animals began to help themselves from the bins.
It was just then that Mr. Jones woke up!
The next moment he and his four men were in the store-shed with whips in their hands, lashing out in all directions. This was more than the hungry animals could bear.
With one accord, they flung themselves upon their tormentors. A minute later all five of them were in full flight down the cart-track that led to the main road, with the aniamls pursuing them in triumph!!!