At dawn, Ralph and his tribe have realized that, in addition to Piggy's terrible eyesight, Jack has stolen Piggy's glasses and now they have no way to light the fire.
Ralph blows the conch to call a meeting. The biguns of his tribe debate about to do.
In the end, the boys decide to confront Jack's tribe and try to get him to give back Piggy's glasses. Piggy angrily decides to tell Jack to give back the conch. Sam and Eric want them all to take spears, even Piggy. Ralph wants the confrontation to be civilized. He says the boys should wash up and clean up, showing that they civilized. That idea is shot down.
Piggy insists on taking the conchy. Meanwhile Samneric make a fuss about the war paint of Jack's tribe, since it represents savagery. Ralph insists that his tribe will not where paint, which shows that he still wants to be civilized.
But they’ll be painted! You know how it is.
Ralph's tribe arrives at Castle Rock. Ralph tries to be reasonable, but in the end the two tribes end up fighting.
While fighting, Jack has his tribe tie up Samneric, despite Ralph's protesting.