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.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Lt. William Bush comes aboard the H.M.S. Renown.
* Bush meets Junior Lieutenant Horatio Hornblower, who seems to be a "firebrand."
Chapter 2 Abstract
* Captain Sawyer's behavior is described as being unusual.
Chapter 3 Abstract
* Captain Sawyer accuses the volunteer Wellard and Horatio Hornblower of conspiracy after Hornblower defends Wellard.
Chapter 4 Abstract
* The Captain singles...
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