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.
"Crimson Shadow" Abstract
* Socrates Fortlow goes out into the alley to investigate why Billy the rooster has not crowed that morning.
* In the alley Socrates sees a boy called Darryl holding a cardboard box. Darryl tries to run away, but Socrates stops him and takes the box away. Inside the box is the dead...
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