As they dance wildly,they shout: "Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood".
Something crawls toward them from the forest and stumbles into the circle of boys. It is Simon, who cries out something about a "dead man on a hill." The boys, who are in some kind of a fury of wild chanting and blood lust, aren't really in a listening kind of mood.
The group turns on Simon as if he were the beast and kills him. The rain increases and the boys back off, leaving Simon's body on the beach. That night, the tide carries his body away.
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