This is a quote from the book "Animal Farm" by George Orwell
...ke some cynical remark — for instance, he would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies. Alone among the animals on the farm he never laughed. If asked why, he would say that he saw nothing to laugh at. Nevertheless, without openly admitting it, he was devoted to Boxer; the two of them usually spent their Sundays together in t he small paddock beyond the orchard, grazing side by side and never speaking.

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