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"Someone's got to go across the island and tell Piggy we'll be back after dark."
Bill spoke, unbelieving.
"Through the forest by himself? Now?"
"We can't spare more than one."
Simon pushed his way to Ralph's elbow."
"I'll go if you like. I don't mind, honestly." (7.124-129)
Simon is the only boy who doesn't seem to be afraid of the forest—probably because he knows he's safer alone than with the other boys. Smart choice.
“You'll get back to where you came from.” (7.15)
Simon is like a prophet here. He knows what he’s talking about, in the horrible-foreshadowing-of-his-own-death kind of way.