There is a rumor going around that the Ethiopian government is getting unstable and they might kick us out.
"Masses of armed soldiers poured out of the trucks and ordered everyone to leave. The orders were not just to leave the camp but to leave Ethiopia."
"They are driving us back to Sudan, Salva thought. They will force us to cross the river... It was the rainy season. Swollen by the rains, the Gilo's current would be merciless. The Gilo was well known for something else, too. Crocodiles."
Walking to Kakuma, Kenya
"My name is Salva Mawien Dut Ariik. Let's just go one step at a time to get to Kenya."
"He was floating with his head down, blood streaming from a bullet hole in the back of his neck. Stunned, Salva realized that being forced under the water had probably saved his life."
Salva was so tired after swimming across the Gilo River, he collapsed right as he got onto the river bank.
I am so tired.
After crossing the Gilo River, Salva leads a group of boys and girls of all ages to Kakuma, in Kenya.