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: Chapters 1 and 2 Abstract
* Isherwood Williams, a college student, is working on his thesis at Black Creek when he finds an old miner's hammer and is bitten by a snake.
* Ish spends several days in an old cabin recovering. He thinks part of his sickness might also be from some infection.
* After recovering, Ish decides to...
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