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The Lord of the Flies quotes below all refer to the symbol of The Lord of the Flies (the Beast). For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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"He says he saw the beastie, the snake-thing, and will it come back tonight?" "But there isn"t a beastie!" "He says in the morning it turned into them things like ropes in the trees and hung in the branches. He says will it come back again tonight?" "But there isn"t a beastie!" There was no laughter at all now and more grave watching. Ralph pushed both hands through his hair and looked at the little boy in mixed amusement and exasperation.
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