A Long Way Gone
By Ishmael Beah
2. Verandah - "We say on the floor of the verandah of one of the houses"(Beah 39). Verandah means a roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor.
2. "The attack happened unexpectedly one night. There hadn't even been any rumors that the rebels were as close as fifty miles from Kamator. They just walked into the village from out of nowhere"(Beah 44). The Rebels had surprised the village and threw every body off guard. They had attacked and it was bad.