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 Abstract
* In September 1856, Flashman enjoys retired life with his wife and son.
* Queen Victoria invites Flashman and his wife Elspeth to Balmoral castle. While Elspeth gets on famously with the Queen, Flashman talks to Prince Albert about Russia. He says he wants to sleep with another famous guest, Florence Nightingale, but never gets the chance...
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