A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story - Chapters Seven - Ten Summary & Analysis

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Chapters Seven - Ten Summary

Chapter Seven. Southern Sudan, 2008. Nya's sister Akeer is sick. The illness she has is common; it starts with a stomachache and cramps, followed by fever and diarrhea. Older children and adults usually recover, but small children and the elderly often die. Nya's uncle, the village chief, tells her parents that there is a clinic a few day's walk away where they can make the child well, but they are uncertain whether or not they should take Akeer on that difficult journey.

Southern Sudan, 1985. Salva's friend Marial has been taken by a lion; all that can be found are some lion tracks and a few drops of blood where he had been sleeping. Jewiir says that he will stand guard during the night, but Salva is still more scared than he has ever been in his life. All...

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