This is a quote from the book "Animal Farm" by George Orwell
...e. Snowball was racing across the long pasture that led to the road. He was running as only a pig can run, but the dogs were close on his heels. Suddenly he slipped and it seemed certain that they had him. Then he was up again, running faster than ever, then the dogs were gaining on him again. One of them all but closed his jaws on Snowball’s tail, but Snowball whisked it free just in time. Then h e put on an extra spurt and, with a few inches to spare, slipped through a hole in the hedge and was seen no more.

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