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
* Pantoja has recently been promoted to Captain, and he and his wife Pocha and his mother Leonor wait to find out where they will relocate.
* The story cuts to Brother Francisco, who addresses a group of people and asks the crowd to pray with him.
* Back with Pantoja--he meets with his superior officers, who...
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