Page 28. " caught in a curtain of creepers "
Public DomainCreepers - Credit: Peter Woodard

Creepers or vines  are abundant in the canopy and make up a significant proportion of the vegetation in tropical rainforests. There are over 2,500 species of vines and creepers from about 90 families. They range from small entwined vines to giant, thick ones that hang in the middle of the forest separate from the trees.

Page 31. " I'll give the conch to the next person to speak. "
The Conch
GNU Free Documentation LicenseThe Conch - Credit: Brian 0918 at en.wikipedia

A conch is a sea snail, whose shell is revered in many cultures such as Hinduism and Buddhism for its beauty and for the beautiful sound it makes.

Page 33. " At once there was a clamour. Treasure Island "

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is a gripping pirate story full of exciting action. It tells of the adventures of Jim Hawkins and his search for the buried treasure of the notorious pirate Captain Flint. Jim and Dr. Livesey set sail for the secret island, acompanied by a crew of disguised pirates led by the powerful Long John Silver.



Page 33. " Swallows and Amazons "
Island Paradise
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeIsland Paradise - Credit: Stephen Dawson

Swallows and Amazons is a series of children books by Arthur Ransome.

Four young children set out in their boat (The Swallow of the title) to an island of adventure in the English Lake District. The island is a peaceful haven until its invasion by Amazon pirates; however, in time, a truce is called and the "Swallows" and the "Amazons" become good friends. They have all kinds of happy adventures, camping under open skies, swimming in clear water, fishing and exploring. The island is a fantastic place where they can explore and have fun without an adult in sight.


Page 42. " We've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we're not savages. "

In Lord of the Flies, one of the most important themes of the novel is the fine line between civility and savagery. Golding, however, believed that even the most civilized nation in the world is one step away from brutality when they decide to break from civility.

Civility, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is "politeness and cordiality".