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[…] and I cried with joy when the children all began to play together in the sparkling foam of the waves that broke between worlds at the point. (11.249)

The imagery in this ending moment – sparkling foam on breaking waves – suggests that a natural transformation is taking place there on the beach. The scene strikes us as one of innocence, in which the children of two very different worlds are coming together as one. Although Little Bee, Charlie, and Sarah are possibly in danger, it's still in sharp contrast to the other beach scenes featured in the novel. Here the beach seems at least partially transformed back to a place of joy.

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