Golding's Lord Of The Flies: Chapter Analysis

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When a littlun described a large creature he saw in the jungle the night before, Simon revealed that it was only he, going to his special place. Another littlun said that he actually saw a beast and suggested that it might come up from the ocean at night. The explanation terrified all the boys and they started to weep. Simon stated that the beast is “only us”. Jack's answer, "one crude expressive syllable" (you know what it is), caused the other boys to scream with delight. Someone spoke out that the beast is some sort of ghost. The whole meeting began to disintegrate. Ralph shouted that the rules are the only thing they've got holding them together, but Jack was louder and led a lot of boys off to search for the beast and hunt him down. Piggy,
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