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.
Part I: Chapters One through Seven Abstract
* A young woman travels the countryside in search of those who remember the days of slavery.
* The young woman hears several people talking about the storm known as Cox's Snow.
* The young woman meets up with a woman named Miss Marguerite, who begins telling her story.
* Miss Marguerite begins...
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