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.
Act 1, Scene 1 Abstract
* Bynum, who is a boarder in Seth and Bertha's boardinghouse and a conjure man, has asked traveling salesman and People Finder Selig Rutherford to find a spiritual "shiny man" who gave Bynum a vision where he learned his mystical song of people-binding.
Act 1, Scene 2 Abstract
* Seth buys metal from Selig every week and...
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