A Long Walk to Water - Salva's survival

A Long Walk to Water - Salva's survival

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  • Into the bush
  • Run into the bush all of you,now!
  • The barrel 
  • where are you going?
  • Gilo river
  • ahh!
  • "go quickly all of you," the teacher said,his voice low and urgent. "into the bush. do you hear me? not home. don't run home. they will be going to the villages-run into the bush." he went to the door and looked out again. "go! all of you, now!" (page 6)
  •  "Hey!" A soldier approached Salva and raised his gun. Salva froze. All he could see was the guns huge barrel, black and gleaming, as it moved toward his face. The end of the barrel touched his chin. Salva felt his knees turn to water. He closed his eyes. if i die now, i will never see my family again. Somehow, this thought strengthened him enough to keep him from collapsing in terror."..."You are not a man yet. Don't be in such a hurry!" "He laughed and clapped Salva on the shoulder. Salva scurried over to the women's side (page 11-12)
  • "The soldiers started shooting into the river, aiming their guns at the people who were trying to get across.  Why? Why are they shooting at us? Salva had no choice.  He jumped into the water and began to swim.  The boy next to him grabbed him around the neck and clung to him tightly.  Salva was forced under the surface without time to take more than a quick shallow breath...Salva realized that being forced under water had saved his life." (pages 78-79)
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