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, Part 1 | Chapter 1, Part 2 Abstract
* Seeing people running by his window, Yakov joins the crowd and learns that a young boy's murdered body has been found.
* Rumors are circulating that a Jew killed the child.
* These events make Yakov uneasy, as Yakov is a Jew living in hiding in an area forbidden to Jews.
* Five months...
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