From Phase the Second, 18
The narrow lane of stubble encompassing the field grew wider with each circuit, and the standing corn was reduced to a smaller area as the morning wore on. Rabbits, hares, snakes, rats, mice, retreated inwards as into a fastness, unaware of the emphemeral nature of their refuge and of the doom that awaited them later in the day, when, their covert shrinking to a more and more horrible narrowness, they were huddled together, friends and foes, till the last few yards of upright wheat fell also under the teeth of the unerring reaper, and they were every one put to deathby the sticks and stones of the harvesters.
I think that the paragraph is self-explanatory. But it is not as moving (to me) as Mr. Durbeyfield's treatment of Prince.