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.
Prologue, Chapters 1-3 Abstract
* A dog is filled with absolute terror after his mistress is killed.
* A boy brings in a watch and wedding ring that belongs to Markowitz.
* Jack Coffey cannot be reached at this point. The only thing that is obvious is that Coffey respected Markowitz's skill and cannot figure out why Markowitz would...
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