This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Fingerbone - This tiny town is shallowly rooted in its mountain setting. It sits on a lake that floods yearly and where blizzards and fires happen often, as do murders and fatal accidents.
The lake - This body of water is a strong, dangerous presence throughout the book. It always threatens to take back the town.
The railway bridge - This is where the train goes off track during a midnight crossing, killing all the passengers except two railway employees who are on the open back of the caboose.
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