We just got to go on, that’s all. That’s what grown-ups would do.[Also known as:]We did everything adults would do. What went wrong?
We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English; and the English are best at everything.
There’s nothing in it of course. Just a feeling. But you can feel as if you’re not hunting, but-being hunted, as if something’s behind you all the time in the jungle.
He knelt among the shadows and felt his isolation bitterly. They were savages it was true; but they were human.
“People don’t help much.” He wanted to explain how people were never quite what you thought they were.