WARNINGS had been printed in both the Bean Home News and the Centerboro Guardian, but nobody paid much attention to them. An animal revolt? "Preposterous!" said the Beans and all the other humans.

And then the outrage began. Cars were stopped and overturned all over the county; farmers starting out to do the morning chores were driven back into the house; cows refused to come in at milking time; several barns were set on fire. In Centerboro, cats were insolent to their owners; horses went out of their way to insult people on the street; a car with a black dog at the wheel roared up Main Street and knocked over several pedestrians. Quietly, quite a few farms were taken over.

Most of the Bean animals remained loyal, but they weren't organized. Another desperate situation made to order for Freddy the fabulous pig!