By Peter Martell
BBC News, Mundri
28 January 2009
it was just after dawn when the rebels seized Josephine Munda, grabbing the schoolgirl and her two sisters from their sleepy farming village in South Sudan.
All night they had lain hidden in the thick surrounding forest, after Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) guerrillas shot a policeman in her village of Bangolo.
The girls had been laughing as they made their way home. Then the rebels struck.
"We thought it was safe, that they had gone," the 11-year old says softly, looking to the ground. She puts her arm around her eight-year old brother protectively.
He escaped in the long grass when the rebels came. "They tied us tightly, around the waist," Josephine adds.
"There were eight of us children - both boys and girls. I was very scared - they made us march for hours and hours."
But Josephine, the smallest of the group, was lucky.
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