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Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

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Who stays with Ralph and Piggy in chapter 10 of Lord of the Flies?

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Sam is still there also, of course - and a handful of littluns who are there more out of habit than loyalty.

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Eric is the boy who shares the scene in the end of Chapter 10 with Ralph and Piggy. There has been a fight; both Eric and Ralph think that they have been battling someone trying to steal the conch. Neither boy realizes they had been fighting one another, and they *still* don't put it together as they describe to one another their battle wounds:

"I gave one of 'en what for," said Ralph, "I smashed him up all right. He won't want to come and fight us again in a hurry."

"So did I," said Eric. "When I woke up one was kicking me in the face. I got an awful bloody face, I think, Ralph. But I did him in the end."

"What did you do?"

"I got my knee up," said Eric with simple pride, "and I hit him with it in the pills. You should have heard him holler!...

Ralph moved suddenly in the dark; but then he heard Eric working at his mouth. "What's the matter?"

"Jus' a tooth lose."

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