In the book Lord of the Flies, when Jack lets the rescue fire go out in chapter 4, did a ship pass by the island? I know the ship never stopped if it did pass by, but was there a ship at all? Wasn´t the ship passing by and not stopping because the fire was out the reason of all the anger coming from Ralph?
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Ralph believes he sees a ship passong on the horizon, but we never know if the ship was real or in his imagination. Possibly there was a real ship, just as possibly, the ship was a mirage. None-the-less, if the ship was real, it would not have seen the signal fire because the fire was not burning. It is my opinion that Ralph saw a ship.
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