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.
Part 1: Summer Abstract
* Marguerite Ledoux is a young French girl who was orphaned almost immediately upon arriving in America.
* Marguerite has been taken into the Sargent family as a servant in exchange for her food and board.
Part 2: Fall Abstract
* Joel Sargent has sold all he owns to buy a farm on the coast of Maine...
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