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, Bloodlights Abstract
* The story opens in about 1905 when Cyril (Cy) Parks lives at his mother's seaside resort, the Bayview Hotel on Morecambe Bay. Cy's father was lost at sea.
* Cy's mother boards and nurses TB patients and also performs illegal abortions with a friend.
* Cy's two best friends are Jonty Preston and Morris Gibbs and...
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