At the beginning they met with much stupidity and apathy. Some of the animals talked of the duty of loyalty to Mr. Jones, whom they referred to as “Master,” or made elementary remarks such as “Mr. Jones feeds us. If he were gone, we should starve to death.”

George Orwell

Animal Farm. Chapter 2. Leaderless after the death of Old Major, the animals were not all in agreement at meetings to discuss the coming rebellion. Some were fearful of life after Mr. Jones.