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Neil Sullivan

on 11 April 2014

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Transcript of PIGGY


iggy is shown to be
and he wears
That's pretty much it.
to be short and [not] fat
"He was shorter than the fair boy and very fat." (chap. 1)
and then he looked up through thick spectacles.
His first important action is finding a conch in a pool. And by pool, I mean a makeshift pool made out of a lagoon, a beach, and several palm trees. Ralph blows on the conch and soon people arrive. They decide to use the conch to call out for survivors
(besides getting everyone to make fun of his name)
“S’right. It’s a shell! I seen one like that before. On someone’s back wall A conch he called it. He used to blow it and then his mum would come. It’s ever so valuable-”
“Piggy! Have you got any matches?”

The other boys took up the cry till the mountain rang. Piggy shook his head and came to the pile.

“My! You’ve made a big heap, haven’t you?”

Jack pointed suddenly.

“His specs-use them as burning glasses!”

Piggy was surrounded before he could back away.

“Here-let me go!” His voice rose to a shriek of terror as Jack snatched toe glasses off his face. “Mind out! Give’em back! I can hardly see! You’ll break the conch!”

Ralph elbowed him to one side and knelt by the pile.

“Stand out of the light.”

There was pushing and pulling and officious cries. Ralph moved the lenses back and forth, this way and that, till a glossy white image of the declining sun lay on a piece of rotten wood. Almost at once a thin trickle of smoke rose up and made him cough. Jack knelt too and blew gently, so that the smoke drifted away, thickening, and a tiny name appeared. The flame, nearly invisible at first in that bright sunlight, enveloped a small twig, grew, was enriched with color and reached up to a branch which exploded with a sharp crack. The flame flapped higher and the boys broke into a cheer.

“My specs!” howled Piggy. “Give me my specs!”

Ralph stood away from the pile and put the glasses into Piggy s groping hands. His voice subsided to a mutter.

“Jus` blurs, that’s all. Hardly see my hand-”
Piggy's second important action is him burning his glasses to make fire. His glasses blur because of this... but now they have a signal, a source of heat, and something to cook things with.
Piggy's third important action is that he notices that several people are missing after the snakes come and attack the boys.
That little ‘un-” gasped Piggy-”him with the mark on his face, I don’t see him. Where is he now?”

The crowd was as silent as death.

“Him that talked about the snakes. He was down there-”

A tree exploded in the fire like a bomb. Tall swathes of creepers rose for a moment into view, agonized, and went down again. The little boys screamed at them.

“Snakes! Snakes! Look at the snakes!”
chapter 2

chapter 1

Space Ghost Coast to Coast turns 20 this weekend BTW
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