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.
* The short story beings with a qualifying statement that is the source of the tale.
* The statement that the story is found amongst the papers left by deceased person, Diedrich Knickerbocker, helps establish the story's faux credibility.
* Much of the beginning establishes the setting and a great deal is spent on the neighboring town...
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