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Which of the following quotations best sums up Jack's MOST persuasive arguments against the idea of the beast?


"I've got the conch. I'm not talking about the fear. I'm talking about the beast. Be frightened if you like. But as for the beast"


"We've got to talk about this fear and decide there's nothing in it. I'm frightened myself, sometimes; only that's nonsense! Like bogies. Then, when we've decided, we can start again and be careful about things like the fire."


"Of course we're frightened sometimes but we put up with being frightened. Anyway, you don't hunt or build or help - you're a lot of cry-babies and sissies. That's what. And as for the fear, you'll have to
put up with that like the rest of us."


"I've been all over this island. By myself. If there were a beast I'd have seen it. Be frightened because you're like that, but there is no beast in the forest."


"'The thing is, fear can't hurt you any more than a dream. There aren't any beasts to be afraid of on this island.' He looked along the row of whispering littluns. 'Serve you right if something did get you, you useless lot of cry-babies!'"

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