A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

Memoirs of A Boy Soldier

Ch. 14, pg. 125

By Ishmael Beah

"The corporal gave the signal with a pistol shot and I grabbed the man's head and slit his throat in one fluid motion. His Adam's Apple made way for the sharp knife, and I turned the bayonet on its zigzag edge as I brought it out."