Everyday Snowball and Napoleon sent out flights of pigeons who were instructed to mingle with the animals on neighboring farms, tell them the story of the rebellion, and teach them the tune of Beasts of England.
Mr.Jones spent his time sitting at the tap room complaining to anyone who would listen to the monstrous injustice he suffered in being turned out of his property by a pack of good for nothing animals.
Mr. Pilkington, who is the owner of Foxwood, and Mr. Frederick, who is the owner of Pinchfield, were frightened by the rebellion on the Animal Farm and eager to prevent their own animals from learning much about it.
Early in October, Jones, his men, and half a dozen others from the neighboring farms of Foxwood and Pinchfield tried to take back the farm. Jones led the way carrying a gun in his hands, while the others followed while carrying sticks.
As the men approached the farm, Snowball launched his first attack. The pigeons flew above the men and began to poop on them, while the geese charged and began viciously peck at the men. The men were able to shake the birds off, so Snowball launched his second attack. Muriel, Benjamin, all the sheep, and Snowball charged the men and began to attack from every side, but the men were to strong and the animals had to retreat.
The men shouted in triumph as the animals retreated, but they were foolish and charged the animals. Snowball knew they would do this so he had horses, cows, and the rest of the pigs hide in the cowshed and wait to ambush Mr. Jones and his men.