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 and Chapter 1 Abstract
* Richard is drunk outside a pub when he sees an old lady. He promises her that he is not a beggar, but is heading for a new job in London.
* The woman reads his palm and tells him to beware of doors. It begins to rain, and Richard gives the woman his...
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