Salva has lost his family and the war has started, Salva is hiding behind a bush to try to protect himself from the war. In A Long Walk to Water, it says,¨Gunfire! Everyone, DOWN! The teacher shouted¨ ( pg. 3 ). The war has started and Salva hides behind the bush so he does not get captured and forced to fight in the war.
Salva is all alone and they thought that he would not be able to keep up with the rest of the them. In A Long Walk to Water, it states,¨ Nobody. Nothing. They had left him. He was alone¨ (pg. 13). Salva was left in the barn alone but then the old women helps him.
Uncle was shot and killed by the Nuer soldiers right in front of Salva. In A Long Walk to Water, it says,¨Uncle was gone, too, murdered by those Nuer me right before Salva´s eyes ¨ (pg. 65).Uncle was killed by the Nuer soldiers and they tied him to a tree, shot him and then the soldiers ran away.