i need a quote and page number about ralph loosing faith in being rescued off the island
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“If I blow the conch and they don’t come back; then we’ve had it. We shan’t keep the ﬁre going. We’ll be like animals. We’ll never be rescued.”
“Just an ordinary ﬁre. You’d think we could do that ,wouldn’t you? Just a smoke signal so we can be rescued. Are we savages or what? Only now there’s no signal going up. Ships may be passing. Do you remember how he went hunting and the ﬁre went out and a ship passed by? And they all think he’s best as chief. Then there was, there was...that’s his fault, too. If it hadn’t been for him it would never have happened. Now Piggy can’t see, and they came, stealing—” Ralph’s voice ran up “—at night, in darkness, and stole our ﬁre. They stole it. We’d have given them ﬁre if they’d asked. But they stole it and the signal’s out and we can’t ever be rescued.
Lord of the Flies