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.
Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* Colonel Harris is murdered by a shotgun blast to the face.
* Scotland Yard detective gives the Harris case to Ian Rutledge in hopes it will finish his declining reputation.
* Ian Rutledge is suffering from the effects of his service in World War I and hears the voice of his dead corporeal.
Chapters 3-4 Abstract
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