What was the sensible thing to do? There was no Piggy to talk sense. There was no solemn assembly for debate nor dignity of the conch.
There was no Piggy to talk sense. There was no solemn assembly for debate nor dignity of the conch.William Golding, in Lord of the Flies (1954), Ch. 12: The Cry of the Hunters
His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other little boys began to shake and sob too. And in the middle of them, with filthy body, matted hair, and unwiped nose, Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.william golding
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