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: No One Noticed Abstract
* By August 3, 1793, the heat wave that began in May had caused marshes and swamps south of Philadelphia to evaporate.
* The Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers were so low that dead fish and rotting plant life were attracting insect swarms.
* In the city, numerous cats died from heat exposure and were thrown...
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