Salva Departing From School After Hearing a Gun Shot.
Salva’s Uncle has Been Shot By the People From the Nuer Tribe.
Salva and Others Are Being Forced to Leave The Refugee Camp in Ethiopia and to Jump In the Gilo River.
"Salva did not understand much about it, but he knew that rebels from the southern part of Sudan, where he and his family lived, were fighting against the government, which was based in the north. Most of the people who lived in the north were Muslim, and the government wanted all of Sudan to become a Muslim country-a place where the beliefs of Islam were followed." (Parks,6)
"He heard them laughing. As Salva watched , one of the men aimed his gun at Uncle. Three shots rang out. The men ran away." (Park,63)
"Salva had no choice. He jumped into the water and began to swim. A boy next to him grabbed him around the neck and clung to him tightly. Salva was forced under the surface without the time to take more than a quick shallow breath." (Park,78)