A Long Way Gone
Infographic by dillon bailey
A scabbard is a sheath for the blade of a sword. It plays a role in this book because the rebels who captured Ismael and his friends pulled their blades out of their scabbard, which is one thing Ishmael will never forget.
A rebel is a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance to an established government or ruler. This is important because the whole story circles around Ishmael and the rebels. They changed Ishmael's life and it will never be the same.
2) While Ishmael is on the run, he finds himself all alone with nature. He is sleeping in trees also providing him food, and finding water in ponds.