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 Abstract
* The story begins with the narrator, Redmond, remembering an amazing story that his friend, Wallace, told him three months ago.
* Redmond believed Wallace as he told the story over dinner one night, but upon later reflection he had his doubts.
Part 2 Abstract
* The story then flashed back to Wallace telling his story to Redmond...
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