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Piggy suggests that they make a sundial. However, even by this time, Piggy is considered an outcast, even by Ralph. As Golding writes,"Piggy was an outsider, not only by accent, which did not matter, but by fat, and ass-mar, and specs, and a certain disinclination for manual labor." So, as Piggy continues to argue for a sundial, Ralph tells him to "shut-up". Piggy's suggestion is quickly forgotten as Ralph sees a passing ship, but notices that the signal fire has gone out and there are no choir boys around to tend it. The choir members soon show up with a butchered pig and an argument ensues between Ralph and Jack about the fire.
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