Ishmael, Junior, and Talloi remain in Mattru Jong with their friends, Kaloko, Gibrilla, and Khalilou. They still haven't heard from their families and do not know if anyone survived the rebels' attack on their village. A messenger arrives from the town of Sumbuya, the site of the most recent massacre. The rebels have carved the initials RUF (Revolutionary United Front) with a hot bayonet on the messenger's body. The messenger reports that the rebels will be arriving in Mattru Jong soon and they expect to be welcomed since they claim to fight for the people. Most of the village goes into hiding, but after ten days without the rebels arriving, life returns to normal. Five days later, the rebels attack; Ishmael and his friends escape. The theme of terror continues in this chapter. When Ishmael and his friends flee the village, they must run for hours with the rebels chasing and shooting after them. The
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.