"He's a commander in the Navy. When he gets leave he'll come and rescue us." (13)
What is This?
"His ordinary voice sounded like a whisper after the harsh note of the conch." (17)
Its a Conch.
"It broke away-- Before I could kill it--but--next time!" (33)
What about the blood?
"the pile was so rotten, and now so tinder-dry, that whole limbs yielded passionately to the yellow flames that poured upwards... " (41)
"Jack was bent double... his nose only a few inches from the humid earth. The tree trunks and the creepers that festooned them lost themselves in a green dusk thirty feet above him, and all about was the undergrowth." (48)
"But when they reached the shelters Simon was not to be seen." (55)