Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies (Chapter One - The Sound of the Shell)

What is happening as the chapter one begins?

What happened to the plaane the boys were travellingin?

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The story begins with two boys, the "fair boy" and the "fat boy" searching a tropical island. There do not appear to be any adults. It is hinted that the plane was shot down. Piggy says he saw flames coming out of an engine. The mention of an atom bomb might reference WW2.