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Jack Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes from Jack
  1. #1
    “He capered toward Bill, and the mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.”
  2. #2
    “We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything.”
  3. #3
    “His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.”
  4. #4
    Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.
  5. #5
    “You’ve noticed, haven’t you?”
    Jack put down his spear and squatted.
    “Noticed what?”
    “Well. They’re frightened.”
    He rolled over and peered into Jack’s fierce, dirty face.
    “I mean the way things are. They dream. You can hear ‘em. Have you been awake at night?” Jack shook his head.
    “They talk and scream. The littluns. Even some of the others. As if—”
    “As if it wasn’t a good island.”
    Astonished at the interruption, they looked up at Simon’s serious face.
    “As if,” said Simon, “the beastie, the beastie or the snake-thing, was real. Remember?”
  6. #6
    “They looked at each other, baffled, in love and hate.”
  7. #7
    “Shut up,” said Ralph absently. He lifted the conch. “Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things.”
    “A chief! A chief!”
    “I ought to be chief,” said Jack with simple arrogance, “because I’m chapter chorister and head boy. I can sing C sharp.”
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