What is Ralph doing at the beginning of this chapter in Lord of the Flies?
Not sure which chapter you're referring to specifically, but here are some accounts of Ralph's actions at the beginnings of each chapter:
1--Ralph is making his way to the lagoon after he and the other boys have been stranded on the island.
2--Ralph is blowing the conch to call a meeting of the boys to discuss what needs to be done on the island to help them survive.
3--This chapter opens with Jack, and shortly after, he meets Ralph who has been trying to build a hut for shelter.
4--Discussion of the mirages on the island and descriptions of the boys.
5--Ralph walks through the trees on a clear path so that he can lose himself in thought without being distracted.
6--Ralph and Simon carry Percival back to shelter.
7--Ralph follows Jack on a pig-run.
8--Ralph argues with Piggy about their safety.
9--This chapter opens with Simon. When Ralph is first seen in this chapter, he says that he must take a bath and preserve cleanliness.
10--Ralph and Piggy talk about the number of biguns left in their group.
11-- Ralph tries to get the fire going again.
12--Ralph tends his wounds while he hides from Jack's hunters.