The Question and Answer section for A Long Way Gone is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
At the beginning of Chapter 9, the boys hear a sound that is “like the roar of big engines, the rolling of metal drums on a tar road, a thunder exploding roll after roll” (58). Finally, they discover the source of this sound. What is it? (Ch. 9)
they are talking about the ocean
They made them take off there sandles so there feet would burn in the sand which later on there feet were so burned they couldnt walk
From the text:
They had carved their initials, RUF (Revolutionary United Front), on his body with a hot bayonet and chopped off all his fingers with the exception of his thumbs. The rebels called this mutilation “one love.” Before the war, people...