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.
Prologue, Chapter One Abstract
* A Coast Guard plane on a routine patrol spots a burned out ship entombed in an iceberg.
* They drop a red dye flare and radio in their finding.
* Two men on the iceberg in white snowsuits watch and then radio an unknown party.
* A helicopter pilot is landing on the Coast Guard...
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