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.
Chapters 1 and 2 Abstract
* When L'Amour's high school class graduated in North Dakota, he was in Singapore as a shipmate on a seagoing vessel.
* L'Amour viewed his journey as an adventure rather than a work assignment.
* Though L'Amour dropped out of high school, he was a strong believer in education.
* He believed that education was available to...
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