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 1 Abstract
* A bride and groom board the Pullman car of a train in San Antonio one morning, right after they are married.
* They are dressed in their finest clothes, but his hands are red from weather and hers look as if she cooked before.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* She is not pretty or young, and the other...
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