How do the boys try to get Ralph out of the thicket in The Lord of the Flies?

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First, the savages try to roll rocks down into the thicket to lure him out. This proves almost deadly for Ralph, when an especially large rock almost crushes him.

Then, they try to poke spears at him. Ralph thrusts back at them, and in the end, this is not successful because they cannot reach him.

Finally, they set a fire and intend to smoke him out. Ralph runs, but the savages are in pursuit. The fire is raging out of control and Ralph is losing his lead. Just as he burst through the shelters, he rolls and looks up into the face of a rescuer.

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