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?
He knelt among the shadows and felt his isolation bitterly. They were savages it was true; but they were human.
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.
“People don’t help much.” He wanted to explain how people were never quite what you thought they were.