In chapter two, the littlun with the mulberry-colored birthmark mentions that he saw a "snake-thing," which he later refers to as a "beastie." When Ralph dismisses the beastie as a figment of the littlun's imagination, the boy says that the beastie came at night and wanted to eat him. Ralph continues to insist that the littlun was simply having a nightmare, but the boy continues to elaborate on the identity of the beastie. Jack then seizes the conch and confidently says that if there is a snake-thing or beastie on the island his hunters will kill it. He also says that while they are hunting pigs, his hunters will look for the beastie too. Jack's response is typical and illustrates his affinity for hunting and killing. As one of the most savage boys on the island, Jack views hunting and killing the beastie as an admirable challenge that he is willing to accept.