Monday, May 7, 2012

Gift For The Darkness

After everyone gets back, Jack and Ralph do not seem on good terms. They get into an argument, and Jack storms off on his own. To be honest, this was probably the best thing that has happened to me on this island so far. Simon suggests that we all go face whatever's on the mountain, but no one wants to go. Me, just glad that Jack is gone, suggests that we build a signal fire on the beach so that we won't have to go up the mountain. Everyone quickly springs to this idea, and I kind of felt proud to call it my own. While everyone gathers wood, some of the bigger kids sneak away to join Jack on his hunt. I also don't see Simon, but i'm assuming he is just going to his spot in the woods to calm down. I start the fire with my glasses(it helps make me feel useful). Then, Jack comes back with another successful hunt, attacking and killing a nursing sow and then impaling her head on a stick as an offering to the beast, coincidentally in full view of the spot where Simon sits concealed. Simon hallucinates, thinking that the head is talking to him, until he loses consciousness. To get fire for a pig roast, Jack steals some of our burning fire branches from the beach fire and invites our group to the feast in an attempt to get us to join his tribe. Ralph tries to rally our group to our side but loses his train of thought when he tries to remember the importance of being rescued, causing the other kids to doubt him.
(The words in bold and underlined were shown because there was significant importance in them)

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