Run! Run! Go into the bush! Don't go back home!!!
Salva is sitting in class. He is listening to the teacher while he is looking out the window at the road home. The teacher was teaching about the Arabic language. Salva was very lucky to be able to go to school. Not very many children could go to school.
Salva is sitting in class having a normal day. All of a sudden there is a loud noise coming from outside. The teacher stopped talking. Then she continued when everything was silent. Then the loud noise came back. It was gunshots. Then everyone was worried.
Hands on your head!
Salva stepped on a boy's hand. He asked if the boy was ok. The boy was Marial. Marial told him to watch where he was going. They were both looking for their family. Then they became friends.
what are they talking about?!?!
... be chosen to live in America!
I heard that 3,000 boys and young men would...
Salva hears a voice. He hears his name being called. His jaw drops. Salva is surprised. he sees his uncle. salva hadn't seen his uncle in two years. Uncle Jewiir asks about Salva's family. They talk about how salva got lost and how he can't find his family.
Salva and his tribe were getting ready to eat a stork. While the stork was cooking, some men approached them. The men asked uncle some questions. The men tied uncle to a tree. The men then looted the area and ran to the tree where uncle was tied up. One of the men aimed their gun at uncle and shot 3 bullets. Uncle was dead.
There is a rumor going around the camp that some boys would get to go to America. All Salva could think about is going to America. Only orphans were being chosen. If you had any family left you had to stay with the camp. There was a list you had to be on to go to America. Salva was never on the list until one day. a boy shouted " Salva come here your name is on the list!" Salva was so excited. Salva was going to Rochester, New York.