Never Fall Down - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Patricia McCormick
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When the Vietnamese draw near, the camp is in chaos. The higher ranking soldiers flee while those remaining group in the middle of the square, polishing guns and loading up ammunition. Some kids run, but those who stay are given guns, some taller than the kids themselves. Arn finds Siv and Kha and together they find Sombo who can’t understand why they haven’t run away to find their families. All in all, 20 children from the band and the dance group join together to make up a group that the Khmer Rouge call the Little Fish with the Big Sting. Their group is the first to leave, but Mek stays behind, and cries when he says goodbye to Arn knowing that he is losing yet another son. Arn says they will see each other again, but Mek knows better.

The Little Fish practice...

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