Crocodiles were a big challenge to people in Sudan.
"I learned that at least a thousand people had died trying to cross the river that day, drowned or shot, or attacked by crocodiles." (p.79)
Rivers were very dangerous to the people in Sudan because of the powerful currents.
"I saw that they were immediately swept downstream by the powerful current. I was crouched on the bank and watched a young man near me plunge into the water." (p.77)
Salva was in great pain, and was a big difficulty during his journey across the Akobo Desert.
"Thorns gored my feet. My lips became cracked and parched." (52-53)
Salva is describing a part of his journey, where he and his friend, Buksa, find food for the first time in a while.
"I hurried off to call the rest of the group. I have heard of this, that the Jur-chol could follow the call of the bird called the honeyguide! But I had never seen it done before. Honey! This night, we would feast!" (p.25)
1. Buksa: Yes, there it is again. Come! 3. Buksa: Yes! Now go call the others! 5. Buksa: The bird. The one I was listening to. He led me right here. You see that? Beehive . A fine, large one.
2. Salva: What. 4. Salva: But what shall I tell them?
You read this dialogue 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (This is a flashback.)