Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter One, Du Cote de Chez Beaver Abstract
* Mrs. Beaver speaks with her son, John Beaver, one late morning. They enjoyed luxury until Mrs. Beaver's husband died.
* John Beaver, known as Beaver, is twenty-five-years old and has no job.
* He remains connected to the upper class through invitation. Beaver is spending the weekend with Tony and...
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