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-Chapter 8 Abstract
* Noble House is the biggest and most important trading house in Hon Kong.
* The prologue occurs 3 years before the story begins.
* In the prologue, Ian Dunross is sworn in as the new tai-pan for Noble House in a secret and closely guarded...
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