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
* The poor town of Thies is introduced, along with its residents who are mostly train workers.
* The train workers are considering a strike.
* When the strike is decided upon, some workers are unsure of the strike but go along with it.
* On the day of the strike, soldiers arrive and attack the crowd...
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