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Which of the following passages most clearly reflects the lack of care or interest the older boys have in the youngest ones?


"The decrease in size, from Ralph down, was gradual; and though there was a dubious region inhabited by Simon and Robert and Maurice, nevertheless no one had any difficulty in recognizing biguns at one end and littluns at the other."


"The undoubted littluns, those aged about six, led a quite distinct, and at the same time intense, life of their own."


"They obeyed the summons of the conch, partly because Ralph blew it, and he was big enough to be a link with the adult world of authority; and partly because they enjoyed the entertainment of the assemblies."


"The smaller boys were known now by the generic title of 'littluns.'"


"But otherwise they seldom bothered with the biguns and their passionately emotional and corporate life was their own."

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