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Lord of the Flies
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  • If I say anything," cried Piggy, with bitter realism, "you say shut up; but if Jack or Maurice or Simon—" He paused in the tumult, standing, looking beyond them and down the unfriendly side of the mountain to the great patch where they had found dead wood.

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as in: couldn't hear over the tumult Define
loud noise -- usually created by an unrestrained crowd or some kind of confusion
as in: tumult in financial markets Define
confusion or disorder -- often noisy
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