In chapter four, Henry gets tired of playing with the other littluns and travels down to the beach on his own as Roger follows him from a distance. Henry proceeds to walk down to the water's edge, where he begins to play with the tiny transparencies. Golding writes that the tiny transparencies have "impalpable organs" that examine the unknown beach for food or any type of "detritus" to consume. Golding then writes, "Like a myriad of tiny teeth in a saw, the transparencies came scavenging over the beach" (85). Golding utilizes a simile to compare the numerous teeth of the tiny transparencies to a saw as the small creatures scavenge the surrounding beach area for food. Overall, Golding is describing the appearance and action of the tiny transparencies that traverse the beach near the water's edge. They have a multitude of teeth, are extremely tiny, and instinctually travel along the water's edge in search of food. Henry finds these tiny transparencies to be fascinating and plays with them as Roger begins to throw stones in his direction from the cover of the nearby forest.