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Lord of the Flies Story: The Nightmare Is Over, Or Is It?

Uploaded by Scrumptie17 on Dec 05, 2001

  • This is the supposed lost chapter, Chapter Thirteen, or William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies....

    On deck of the cruiser, the officer split the boys up into several groups. He then led each group of boys to a cabin. Ralph hoped that he would not be in the same group as Jack or any of the other older boys. He was still a little weary of them. He was not completely certain if they still wanted to kill him. Ralph let out a sigh or relief when he realized he was going to bunk with two of the littluns, whom he was sure could not do him any harm.

    The officer told the boys that dinner would be served in approximately two hours. During that time they were to clean themselves up and rest a little bit. Some clothes were given to each boy although the clothes were rather ill-fitting. The officer was still puzzled by this bunch of adolescent males. He could not comprehend how these British boys could have degenerated into a pack of heathens. They are British, aren't they?

    The hot shower and quick nap did Ralph a load of good. He felt pretty awkward in the clothes he was given, but they were better than his old pair of dirty, tattered shorts. It felt so wonderful to get all that dried sweat and layers of dirt washed away from his body. He asked one of the stewards for a pair of scissors and gave himself and the two littluns who shared the cabin with him crude haircuts. A bad haircut was better than that sorry mass of matted strands they tried to pass off as hair.

    That evening at dinner, Ralph ate alone. He did not feel the least bit comfortable sharing a meal with the same people who tried to kill him just several hours before. He glanced every now and then at Jack and the others who were seated two tables over. Ralph had a bad feeling about the way Jack and Roger would lean their heads toward each other and whisper while giving Ralph a menacing stare.

    'They wouldn't dare harm me now, would they? We're on this ship and there are grownups around,' thought Ralph. 'I should be safe, shouldn't I? I'm no longer a hunted animal. I'm safe here. I'm safe here. I'm....'

    "Excuse me, son. May I sit down?" It was the naval officer that...

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    Date:   12/05/2001

    Category:   Creative Writing

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