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.
* The novel opens with Dr. Marion Ford crawling through an underground tunnel. He isn't wearing any pants. An old man approaches him and speaks to him in an ancient language. Ford says that he doesn't understand and wants to know if he can buy the old man's pants.
* The old man...
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