The bins give him food but refuse to join him. They tell him that Jack plans to send the entire tribe after him the next day. Ralph hides in a thicket and falls asleep. In the morning, he hears Jack talking and torturing one of the twins to find out where Ralph is hiding. Several boys try to break into the thicket by rolling a boulder, but the thicket is too dense. A group of boys tries to fight their way into the thicket, but Ralph fends them off. Then Ralph smells smoke and realizes that Jack has set the jungle on fire in order to smoke him out.
Ralph leaves his aiding place and fights his way past Jack and a group tot his hunters. Chased by a group of hoys who uses sharp wooden spears, Ralph tries to find a place to hide, At last, he ends up on the beach, where he collapses in exhaustion, when his pursuers close behind, Suddenly, Ralph looks up to see a naval officer standing over him. The officer tells the boy that his ship has come to the island after seeing the blazing fire in the jungle. Jack’s hunters reach the beach and stop in their tracks upon seeing the officer.
The officer matter-of-faculty assumes the boys re up to, as he puts it, “fun and games. ” When he learns what has happened on the island, the officer is disappointed, how could this group of boys, he asks-? and English boys at that-?have lost all reverence for the rules of civilization in SO short a time? For his part, Ralph is overwhelmed by the knowledge that he has been rescued, that he Will escape the island after corning so close to a violent death. He begins to cry, as do the other boys. Moved and embarrassed, the naval Officer turns his back so that the boys can get it together.