One morning, after two weeks in the man’s hut, an old woman comes to the hut and tells the boys that the people of the village had found out they were there, and that the boys must run. But they are cought. After dancing for the chief they are let go.
The moon followed them at night, but that it also hid at night behind clouds so it couldn’t see the terrible things happening. One day, a crow falls out of the sky, dead. The boys eat it
When the boys find Saidu he doesn't move. They decide to carry him, but he awakes, telling the other boys the strangers were ghosts. In the next village some familiar faces tell them that their famlies are two days walk from there. In the morning Saidu passes away.
Where is Saidu?
They arrive at the village after a short stop at the top of the hill, where they help Gasemu, a family friend, collect bananas. But the village was set on fire by the rebels killing everyone.Ishmael is furious and starts beating Gasemu. When the rebels reappear they hide.
The moon disappeared and made the sky cry, which saved them from the bullets. When they finally stop, Ishmael is disturbed to hear Gasemu crying. He is wounded badly, bleeding horribly from a wound in his side. He indicates them the way before passing away. Now Ishmael feels guilty.
After days and days of walking the boys are confronted by two men with guns. The men walk them through a crowd of soldiers(government), at the end of which are four dead bodies in uniform, one with his intestine spilling out and another with his head smashed in. A soldier tells them they’ll get used to it. The rebels start to attack them.