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, "Meeting" Abstract
* A Billeting Officer shows up at the country home of Thomas Oakley to drop off a child from the city of London during the bombings of WWII.
* Thomas Oakley is a man in his sixties, of average height and stocky stature, and a gruff personality.
* The boy is Willie, an eight-year-old...
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