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.
Explanatory Note and Chapters 1 & 2 (pages 6-35 and endnotes) Abstract
* Flashman and wife meet with Queen Victoria. The Queen wants advice about a diamond called Koh-i-Noor and how it was set and worn.
* Flash thinks back to the time he first encountered the diamond in Punjab.
Chapters 3 & 4 (pages...
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