"Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy."
"'I should have thought that a pack of British boys... would have been able to put up a better show than that.'"
"The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist."
"'Maybe there is a beast....maybe it's only us.'"
“There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast…Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill! You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are what they are?”
"The movemnt became regular while the chant lost its first superficial excitement and began to beat like a steady pulse"
"here, invisible yet strong was the taboo of teh old life"