From "Lord of the Flies"
“I should have thought,” said the officer as he visualized the search before him, “I should have thought that a pack of British boys—you’re all British, aren’t you?—would have been able to put up a better show than that—I mean—”
“It was like that at first,” said Ralph, “before things—”
“We were together then—”
The officer nodded helpfully.