I don't understand this sentence:

All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat.

What does it mean? Can a scar be a bath of heat?

  • Larger context might help discover the meaning of the phrase. – ScotM Feb 25 '15 at 22:24
  • @ScotM It's from The Lord of the Flies, presumably describing the plane crash which deposited the boys on the tropical island (IIRC, I read it a long time ago). – Andrew Leach Feb 25 '15 at 22:36

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