CHESTER, Pa. -- The walking seemed endless. So did the sun, and the thirst. Every day.
Still, 9-year-old Macharia Yuot walked. And walked. And walked.
He walked because stopping might mean death. Or enslavement.
Yuot's life depended on how fast and how far his tiny bare feet could take him every day, with hot sand prickling every step, for a thousand miles with little or no sleep, day after day, night after night, across Sudan, the largest country in Africa. So he walked. ...