You rub two sticks. You rub ... Has anyone got matches?
His specs-use them as burning glasses!
Here-let me go! ... Mind out! Give 'em back! I can hardly see! You'll break the conch!
We've got to have special people for looking after the fire. Any day there may be a ship out there and if we have a signal going they'll come and take us off. And another thing. We ought to have more rules. Where the conch is, that's a meeting. The same up here as down there.
My specs! Give me my specs!
Stand out of the light.
I agree with Ralph. We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're nnot savages. We're English; and the English are best at everything. So we've got to do the right things.
More wood! All of you get more wood!
I've been watching the sea. There hasn't been the trace of a ship. Perhaps we'll never be rescued ... I said before we'll be rescued sometime. We've just got to wait; that's all.
We used his specs. He helped that way.
Put on green branches. That's the best way to make smoke.
We haven't made a fire. What's any use. We couldn't keep a fire like that going, not if we tried.
I got the conch. You let me speak!
Fat lot you tried! You just sat!
The conch doesn't count on top of the mountain. So you shut up.
That was no good. There wasn't any smoke. Only flame.
And we'll be responsible for keeping a lookout too. If we see a ship out there, we'll put green branches on. Then there'll be more smoke.
Ralph-I'll split up the choir-my hunters, that is-into groups, and we'll be responsible for keeping the fire going ... We'll let the fire burn out now. Who would see smoke at night-time, anyway? And we can start the fire again whenever we like. Altos-you can keep the fire going this week; and trebles the next ...
That's what I said! I said about our meetings and things and then you said shut up ...
You said you wanted a small fire and you been and built a pile like a hayrick. If I say anything you say shut up; but if Jack or Maurice or Simon ... You got your small fire all right.