Go quikly, all of you. Into the bush. Do you hear me? Not home. Don't run home.They will be going into the villages. Stay away from the villages-run into the bush.
Crossing the Gilo River
Walking to Kenya
I will get us safely to Kenya. No matter how hard it is.
"Salva saw all this with one glance. Then he was running, too. Running as hard as he could, into the bush. Away from home." ( Ch. 1, p. 7)
"More crocodiles were launching themselves off the banks. The rain, the mad current, the bullets, the crocodiles, the welter of arms and legs, the screams, the blood....He had to get across somehow."( Ch. 13, p. 79)
"Crowds of other boys followed him. Nobody talked about it, but by the end of the first day Salva had become the leader of a group of about fifteen hundred boys. Some were as young as five years old." (Ch. 13, p. 80)