A bed merely means a place to sleep in. A pile of straw in a stall is a bed, properly regarded. The rule was against sheets, which are a human invention…You would not rob us of our repose, would you, comrades? You would not have us too tired to carry out our duties? Surely none of you wishes to see Jones back?

George Orwell

Animal Farm. Chapter 6. Napoleon’s mouthpiece Squealer, on the pigs’ taking up beds in the farmhouse. He uses his considerable persuasive skills to get the animals to excuse the first big change in the Commandments in Animal Farm.