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The other boys laugh at Beah’s naivete. However, when he is interviewed Beah tells his examiner that he is more qualified to speak to the UN because he has experienced child soldiering and rebel atrocities firsthand, whereas these other boys have only heard or read about it. The interviewer smiles at Beah, leading the boy to think the man is not taking him seriously. Nonetheless, Beah is called back to begin the process of preparing for his trip to the United States.