Jack snatches the conch and calls an assembly to vote for a new leader. When he asks if everyone else agrees that Ralph shouldn't be chief, he is met with silence. He storms away angrily.
Piggy and Ralph sit in the camp discussing the deserters, when hunters from Jack’s tribe attack. They steal burning sticks from the fire on the beach. Jack tells Ralph’s followers that they are welcome to come to his feast that night and even to join his tribe.
Simon finds himself alone in the clearing with the pig's head, which is now swarming with flies. The head seems to come to life and speaks to Simon in the voice of the “Lord of the Flies". Simon eventually faints from this interaction.