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 1, Chapters 1-7 Abstract
* Jason Hawthorn stands on the street hawking newspaper which announce a gold rush in Alaska. It is 1897.
* Hawthorn arrived in New York five days ago after a ten month trip from Seattle. He longs to slip away and read the paper.
* His brothers, Abraham and Ethan are still in Seattle working for...
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