Ralph talks to the officer about the missing boy and how he might be dead. The officer looks and seems disappointed but doesn't say anything and looks away.
Ralph explains about the way they used to have rules, but some decided they didn't like them. He talks about how they tried to keep and fire going but that never worked as people didn't seem to think it was a good idea. He talks about the pigs and the beast. He gets to the point of the deaths but stops and cries. Everybody around him starts crying hysterically too.
Last paragraph of book - The officer, surrounded by these noises, was moved and a little embarrassed. He turned away to give them time to pull themselves together: and waited, allowing his eyes to rest on the trim cruiser in the distance.
Jack runs out from the forest, thinking the war was still on, doesn't notice the officer or the crying children and carries on running towards Ralph.
Jack, still not noticing the dramatic change in atmosphere runs up behind Ralph and stabs them in the back. Even Roger is astonished.
Jack then realises what he did and breaks down into tears and pleads to the officer. The officer is silent while Jack pleads. Last words of the writing - So, four dead then?