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.
Opening, pp. 1-13 Abstract
* "The beet is the most intense of vegetables" begins with a diatribe about how beets are different from other vegetables.
* Beets are not lusty like tomatoes. Instead, they are melancholy and can suffer. Beets can also be guilty, similar to the murderer who returns to the scene of...
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