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 - The Town-Ho's Story Abstract
* The narrator proposes to tell a story from his seagoing experience to a chorus of Peruvians listeners.
* The Town-Ho, a sperm whaler out of Nantucket, springs a leak in the Pacific.
* The captain is at first unworried about the leak because he has good pumps and a strong crew.
Chapter 2 - Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street Abstract
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