Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 - 4)
Chapters 1 - 4
Father Hart from the village of Keldale in Yorkshire travels to London in Chapter 1 to convey the details of a murder in his village to New Scotland Yard. The murdered man, William Teys, is a Keldale farmer and religious zealot. His daughter Roberta has confessed to the crime, but Father Hart, the person who discovered the farmer's headless body, insists that Roberta could not have murdered her father because she was devoted to him. Whiskers, the family dog, was found dead alongside Teys. Father Hart insists that Roberta could not have murdered the murdered her beloved pet any more than she could have murdered her father. This lesson will discuss the murder of William Teys and its importance as the main mystery plot of the novel and the inciting incident of the book.
1. Group Project: Divide the class into small groups. Have each...
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