How do SamnEric treat Ralph when he shows up at Castle Rock?

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In Chapter 12, Ralph stealthily approaches Castle Rock at nightfall and listens to the sound of savages feasting on a roasted pig. He then discovers that Samneric are on sentry duty and carefully gets their attention by whispering their names. After acknowledging Ralph's presence, Samneric encourage him to leave immediately...

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In Chapter 12, Ralph stealthily approaches Castle Rock at nightfall and listens to the sound of savages feasting on a roasted pig. He then discovers that Samneric are on sentry duty and carefully gets their attention by whispering their names. After acknowledging Ralph's presence, Samneric encourage him to leave immediately because they know the danger he is in. The boys then explain to Ralph that Jack made them paint themselves and forced them to join the tribe. Samneric then warn Ralph that Jack and the savages will hunt him tomorrow and indirectly mention Jack and Roger's plan to decapitate him and place his head on a stake. After explaining Jack's plan of forming a cordon and using signals to locate him during the hunt, Sam slides Ralph a piece of roasted pig before they return to their sentry duties. Overall, Samneric treat Ralph with sympathy by refusing to arrest him, explaining Jack's plan to him, warning him about Jack and Roger's intentions, and giving him food.

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Ralph waited until the single guard is replaced by SamnEric and then he stealthily approached them in order to try and find out what had happened. Once he gets their attention, they are nervous and even ashamed of the fact that their faces are painted and they have joined Jack's tribe. They explain that they were forced to, even hinting that Roger did something terrible to them in order to push them to join. They make it clear that they fear Roger far more than they fear Jack.

SamnEric clearly still care about Ralph and want to help him stay alive, which is why they urge him over and over to leave. They give him some meat, clearly demonstrating their affection for him, despite the fact that they've now joined Jack's tribe.

They explain Jack's plan to hunt him down and kill him in the hopes that Ralph can somehow find a way to avoid capture. Ralph then leaves in order to try and find a place where he will be safe from Jack's hunt.

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