I would not be any trouble-I would not have complained!...what will I do now?
They think I am weak and useless. They are wrong and I will prove it
Salva's group left him behind because he is a child. They thought since he didn't have someone to look over him they just left him behind. Salva thinks he would not have caused any trouble. He was weak and dependent.
After Uncle's death nobody wanted to help Salva again. He had to beg for scraps and they were only given grudgingly. He lifted his head proudly and kept going even through his struggles. He was stronger but still a little dependent.
Salva becomes a leader of about fifteen hundred boys who survived crossing the Gilo river. The boys went down to age five. Salva was taking everyone to a refugee camp in Ethiopia.