The second chapter in William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies is named "Fire on the Mountain". In this chapter, Ralph stresses to the other boys the importance of being rescued. The boys agree that they need a fire in order to do this. Ralph suggests they go to the highest point of the island, on the top of the mountain, to start this fire. The boys start up the mountain and use Piggy's glasses to start a fire. In their excitement, however, the fire goes out. As they are arguing, Jack suggests that he and some of the other boys become hunters in order to gather meat for everyone to eat. Ralph agrees, and the boys do not realize that they set several trees aflame. The result is a huge, uncontrollable fire. The boys almost burn the entire mountain down, hence the reason for the chapter's title.