A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Chapters 13-16 Summary & Analysis

Ishmael Beah
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Chapters 13-16 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 13 - One day the corporal told the boys to take the day off. He told them that if they were Christians, they might want to worship the Lord because it might be their last chance. The kids began playing soccer, and they also went swimming. After that they were told that the holiday was over, and they were instructed to get their weapons and other gear.

The corporal handed out ammunition, and green head ties. He instructed the boys to shoot and kill anyone who was not wearing a head tie. A soldier passed out white tablets and told the boys that the tablets would boost their energy.

Ishmael and his friends decided to stay together as much as possible. He was terrified. As they went into battle he had no desire to shoot anyone. Then, he heard...

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