Chapter 4 Summary and Analysis
Henry: Biggest of the littluns. Distant relative of the boy with the mulberry-colored birthmark. He is teased by Roger.
Percival Wemys Madison: One of the smallest of the littluns, a “mouse-colored boy” not very attractive “even to his mother.” Plays on the beach with Johnny and Henry. Cries a lot. Thought a little batty by the others.
The chapter opens with exposition that establishes the beauty of the island and the lazy rhythm of the castaways’ daily lives; they play all day. The midday seems to cause hallucinations in them that Piggy calls “mirages”:
Strange things happened at midday. The...
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