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 (sections i-v) Abstract
* The author opens by stating his misgivings about writing the story he is about to narrate.
* The story starts with the narrator meeting Elliott Templeton for lunch in Chicago.
Chapter 1 (sections vi-x) Abstract
* Elliott meets the narrator at his hotel and tells him they are going to have lunch at the home...
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