Jonas is walking to school and knows he is very fortunate to go to school because his home is only Thirty minutes away.
You are only a child!
Salva and other boys,not girls are learning the Arabic language.The government is forcing everyone to speak the same langauge and be the same religion.There are no girls because near Salva's age the girls go get water for there families.The other side the rebels are in war with the government for religious freedom.
Everyone in the classroom hears gunshots and there teacher tells them to run into the bush or the wilderness .Salva gets lost and cannot find anyone he knows or recognizes .Salva can not find his family and is worried he will not find them.
Salva's group is found by the rebels and his group is asked to seperate into two groups "the men" and "women and children."Salve tries to join the men group but on of the rebels inspects him and realized that he is only a child and is forced to join the women and children group.
After Salva found his uncle his group was crossing the Akobo desert. Six Nuer men on the rebels side walked up and took their supplies,clothes,shoes, and Salva´s uncleś gun. Then they tied Slava's uncle to a tree and shot him three times.He was dead.
Six years has passed since Salva arrived at the refugee camp and he is now twenty-two years old.The refugee camp is ambushed and the people and pushed torwards the Gilo river which is known for crocodiles.People are forced into the river and people die from the crocodile sand some drown but Salva is lucky and survives.