Salva is in class by the window daydreaming about his cows back at home. It is not like he will miss anything because he already gets the material " So class today we will learn about-
"BOOM, ACK ACK ACK ACK ACK!" OH NO IT"S THE REBELS AND THE GOVERNMENT. RUN TO THE BUSHES! Everyone in the village was running from the gunshots. kids, women, men
After all that running and walking with the group of people, Salva was hearing his name being called. "SALVA! Is that you?" "UNCLE?!" Salva is running to his uncles arm and hugged him. He hasn't seen his uncle in the last 2 years because he joined the army.
Salva, his uncle, and the group of people traveling with them almost arrived at the refugee camp. There was one challenge they had to get through. The Akobo desert. A few hours later. At the end of their trip Salva's shoes were melting on the soles. He took his shoes off but later on he stubs his toe on a rock and his whole toenail comes off. Salva just bursts out crying but his uncle told him to keep on going.
2 days have passed. It is the last day in the dessert before the refugee camp. The group ran into a couple of Nuer tribe man. The Nuer tribe asked Salva's uncle lots of questions. After that they tied him up and shot him 3 times then ran off. Salva was depressed and heartbroken, but he remembered what his uncle said and he kept going just getting through one day at a time.
Salva has been living the refugee camp at Ethiopia for 6 years ever since his uncle died. One day, the refugees were kicked out. The soldiers are shooting their guns and forcing people into the Gilo river where there are crocodiles. While Salva is swimming to the other side, a person jumps on his head and pushes him under the water. Soon that person dies and Salva realises that the person actually saved him.