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Extracts from Piggy's Diary.

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  • Essay length: 4573 words
  • Submitted: 06/02/2004
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GCSE William Golding

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Extracts from Piggy's Diary

Prologue

The naval officer told the 'small savages' that he had to look around the island but he would not be finished until just before sundown. Therefore, at sundown all the children were to meet at the Castle Rock. One of the larger savages wandered off on his own. He felt a mixture of feelings on the one hand he had been saved both from death and the island. However, he was going to be taken into larger war that has the same attitudes about civilization and power as the war on the island. Ralph found that he was wandering past the remains of burnt trees to the shelters. Sitting down against a tree he put his hand on a rock. Trying not to think about the events on the island he threw it absentmindedly into the sea. He was about to get up when he felt something else. As he drew it out he found it was an old exercise book. Opening it up on the first page he read, "Thomas Martin's Diary." Intrigued and not remembering a 'Thomas Martin' he opened it and began to read:

26th June 1957

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