And at the end, almost too weak to speak, he whispered in my ear that his sole sorrow was to have passed on before the windmill was finished. ‘Forward, comrades!’ he whispered. ‘Forward in the name of the Rebellion. Long live Animal Farm! Long live Comrade Napoleon! Napoleon is always right.’ Those were his very last words, comrades.
– George Orwell
Animal Farm. Chapter 9. Squealer tells the others that Boxer died peacefully in hospital, praising the glories of Animal Farm, and he at the great horse’s side. But in truth Boxer collapsed pulling stone for the windmill. His body was taken to a glue factory for slaughter in a factory van, as witnessed by Benjamin.