'- Do you think that is quite fair to appropiate the apples?
- What, keep all the apples for themselves?
- Aren't we to have any?
- I thought they were going to be shared out equally.'
The significance os these lines was lost on the BBC producer, Rayner Heppenstall, who cut them out. As Orwell did not revise Animal Farm, it is beyond an editor's remit to add them to the book, but they do highlight what Orwell told Geoffrey Gorer was the 'key passage' of Animal Farm.