Salva is walking in the Akobo desert and starts lagging behind because he is in pain, he is starving, in need of water, and misses his family.
Salva makes a friend named Marial but he dies in his sleep because a lion ate him. "A lion had been hungry enough to approach the group as they slept."(40)
After he crosses the Gilo he learns that about a thousand people dies trying to cross because of either crocodiles, the strong current, or hit by a bullet. Salva starts walking to Kenya and becomes the leader of thousands of boys.
Salva is now 22 and is at a refugee camp in Kenya. He is chosen to be sent to America along with other men/boys." Salva was going to New York. He was going to America!" (89)
Salva starts his journey to New York but doesn't really understand English so he is worried that he might miss important information.