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.
Part 1 Abstract
* The story is told from the captain's point of view, so the reader never gets his name.
* The story opens with him aboard his new ship describing the scenery.
* There is a sense of starting a new journey.
* The captain briefly introduces his main officers who are a chief mate and a second mate...
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