In Animal Farm, what happened to Mollie after she was accused of being friendly with the men on the neighboring farm?

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In chapter five, Mollie becomes more of a distraction on the farm and is continually late to work. In addition to constantly oversleeping and coming late to work, Mollie complains often and runs off to gaze at her reflection in the pool whenever the opportunity presents itself. One day, Clover confronts Mollie and says that she saw one of Mr. Pilkington’s men stroking her nose and talking to her over the hedge dividing Animal Farm and Foxwood. Mollie immediately denies that accusation before Clover discovers a pile of lump sugar and ribbons underneath the straw in her stable, which proves that she has been interacting with workers from the neighboring farms. Three days after Clover confronts Mollie, she disappears and flees the farm. For some weeks nothing was known of Mollie's whereabouts, until a flock of pigeons spotted her on the other side of Willingdon being treated like a prized mare by a man grooming her and feeding her lumps of sugar.

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Clover accuses Mollie of speaking with men from the neighboring farm, but she nervously denies this fact. Clover does not believe her, and in her stall, he finds "a little pile of lump sugar and several bunches of ribbon of different colours" (Orwell 18). 

Mollie then disappears from the farm, only to reappear several days later pulling a cart with a freshly bathed, trimmed, and beribboned mane. 

However, the important question here is not what happened to Mollie. The important question is why does Mollie decide to abandon Animal Farm? How did Mollie adjust to the changes in her daily life? What made her want to go back to her old ways? Mollie can be most closely related to the White Émigrés of Russia.

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