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The boys are taken and brought to a village named Yele.
The boys are forced to join the Sierra Leonean army or die.
Beah and the other boys begin their training as soldiers.
The boys go to church before a planned ambush.
Beah participates in his first skirmish but is unable to shoot his gun.
Josiah and Musa are killed.
Beah becomes addicted to drugs, which are given to him by the officers.
The soldiers participate in many raids in order to get supplies.
Beah wins a contest in which he has to slit another boys throat...... or have his own throat slit.
Beah is taken by UNICEF
UNICEF transports the boys to Freetown.
The boys act out and give the UNICEF workers a hard time; they fight other groups of boys in an attempt to see where their loyalties are.
A Long Way Gone