In "Lord of the Flies", who stays behind from the hunt to care for the littluns?

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Simon is the one who looks after the littluns.  He is kind go them, helping them get fruit they can't reach and such.  He does not bully or boss them like some of the other older boys do.  Simon is the mystic, prophet-like character among the boys.  He is one of the only ones who is all good. Simon is a peaceful boy and he does not take sides, but he sees that Jack has the potential to cause trouble and he warns Ralph by telling him to keep his position as chief.  Simon does much of his contemplating when he goes off into the jungle on his own and crawls under the undergrowth. He is the first one murdered, too.