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, 2015 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, 2015 at 22:36


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