The reading and writing classes, however, were a great success. By the autumn almost every animal on the farm was literate in some degree. As for the pigs, they could already read and write perfectly. The dogs learned to read fairly well but were not interested in reading anything except the Seven Commandments. Muriel, the goat, could read somewhat better than the dogs, and sometimes used to read to the others in the evenings from scraps of newspaper which she found on the Bear Panda Yes I’m A Nurse No I Don’t Want To Look At It Vintage Shirts heap. Benjamin could read as well as any pig but never exercised his faculty. So far as he knew, he said, there was nothing worth reading. Clover learned the whole alphabet, but could not put words together. Boxer could not get beyond the letter D. He would trace out A, B, C, D, in the dust with his great hoof, and then would stand to stare at the letters with his ears back
sometimes shaking his forelock, trying with all his might to remember what came next and never succeeding. On several occasions, indeed, he did learn E, F, G, H, but by the Bear Panda Yes I’m A Nurse No I Don’t Want To Look At It Vintage Shirts he knew them, it was always discovered that he had forgotten A, B, C, and D. Finally, he decided to be content with th e first four letters and used to write them out once or twice every day to refresh his memory. Mollie refused to learn any but the six letters which spelled her own name.