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MAIN EVENTS IN CHAPTER NINE OF LORD OF THE FLIES
- Simon awakes in his secret place and decides to confront the beast on the mountain.
- He sees that the beast is covered with flies, and that it is really the body of a dead parachutist.
- Simon becomes sick to his stomach and then releases the body from the parachute.
- Simon heads down the mountain to tell the other boys about "the beast."
- Piggy and Ralph decide to join Jack's party.
- Jack and Ralph argue about who is leader of the boys.
- A thunderstorm erupts, and the boys dance about the fire.
- Simon picks this moment to appear; the boys, thinking he is the beast, attack and kill him.
- The parachute floats down among the boys, and they run away in panic.
- Glowing creatures appear in the water and gather around Simon's body.
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