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
* Insurance agent Walter Huff drives to the home of a customer named Mr. Nirdlinger to renew an auto policy.
* Nirdlinger is not home but Walter meets his wife, Phyllis, who is interested in taking out an accident insurance policy on her husband.
* At the office, the detail-obsessed claims department head, Keyes, commends Walter on...
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