Lord of the Flies
Ralph pushed Piggy to one side.
"I was chief, and you were going to do what I said." (4.132-133)
Something deep in Ralph spoke for him.
"I'm chief. I'll go. Don't argue." (6.155)
"Then we must go as we are," said Ralph, "and they won't be any better." Eric made a detaining gesture.
"But they'll be painted! You know how it is."
The others nodded. They understood only too well the liberation into savagery that the concealing paint brought. (11.63-66)