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.
The mask was a thing on its own, behind which Jack hid, liberated from shame and self-consciousness.