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.
January-June, 1660 Abstract
* The story opens with a short description of Pepys' personal life.
* He has a wife and has just celebrated the anniversary of what was then a major surgery.
July-December, 1660 Abstract
* Life at sea starts out very similar to life on land, but rumors of the return of King Charles from exile quickly changes that...
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