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.
Spade & Archer Abstract
* Sam Spade's secretary, Effie Perine, announces the arrival of Miss Wonderly.
* Spade cannot help but notice how attractive Miss Wonderly is and tries to put the nervous young woman at ease as he listens to her problem.
Death in the Fog Abstract
* Miss Wonderly's sister left New York to come to San Francisco...
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