Salva is at school thinking about home and his family and his chores.
Salva starts walking with people in the bush because of gunshots that happened in a fight then he gets abandoned when he wakes up in a shed then he runs into an old woman then gets abandoned again then runs into Dinka people and starts walking with them.
When Salva walks for days he ends up running into his uncle that was in the army and they start walking together with the rest of the Dinkas that escaped.
Salva his uncle and more dinka's are crossing the Nile river then they arive in the dessert and start walking across there.
Salva his uncle and dinka's are walking across s a desert from a long ride across water and this is their last step to getting to the refugee camp they are heading to.
All the dinka's find a pond with a bird by it but they end up seeing Nuer soldiers and the soldiers take their things and kill Salva's uncle