Salva is eleven years old. He is sitting in school but he is not listening. He is day dreaming about his life at home with his family and the cattle.
While Salva is day dreaming suddenly there where gunshots. Everyone started to panic. The teacher told everyone to run into the bush and not to run home.
Salva along with some other men, women and children ran for the bush. Salva looked back at what was happening,but couldn't see the school because there was a huge cloud of smoke behind him . Everyone eventually got tired of running and had to walk the rest of the way.
After walking they stopped to camp. Salva had to join the women and children group. When he woke up the next morning he found that everyone had left. He knew the reason why. He knew that they thought he would complain about walking.
Salva started walking after being left by the women and children then he comes up on this old woman. When Salva got left by the old woman he see some people. He thinks they are Dinka. Salva walks up to him and goes along with him.
After walking with the Dinka alot of new people enter the group including Marial a boy who is like Salva. When Salva is walking he sees this figure in the distance. When he got closer to the figure his mouth droped open because it was his uncle.