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
* As the novel begins, the narrator, Collin Fenwick, describes the landscape of River Woods, the site of the China tree that sits near a field of tall Indian grass near the town cemetery.
* Collin recalls the circumstances that brought him to live with his father's two cousins, Verena and Dolly Talbo, unmarried women unaccustomed...
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