Even though my uncle died i must keep going so i don't die to
I must swim across the river before the alligators get me
Salva is crying because his group left him because the group thought he would be a waste of food and water.
Salva's uncle died while another tribe looted the group of people that were heading to Ethiopia. He got shot.
The soldiers from the war are pushing the people in the camp to the river and making them swim across. This river has tons of alligators in it so Salva has to get past the alligators and the bullets from the soldiers. He becomes a leader later.