The Sam and Eric twins are biguns but act like one person together, so they are called "Samneric" in the childish language. They're the first ones to mistake the parachutist for the beast and also they're the last ones to stay with Ralph. Unfortunately, Jack Merridew commands Roger to "grab them", and the twins are made hunters. Ralph pretends to get far away from Castle Rock, but actually he's near. He calls one of the twins and he tells Ralph Jack's plan. He also gives him some meat. But the twins have to tell Jack and Roger that Ralph is around because the savages are known for their brutal tortures. The twins are saved by the naval officer at the end, and they're crying for the lost childhood innocence.