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.
Act 1, Scene 1 Abstract
* Spark, Hurst and Attercliffe wait for Black Jack Musgrave to arrive. While they wait, Hurst and Attercliffe play cards and Sparky sings a song about deserting the army.
* Attercliffe tells Spark he should refrain from singing a song about desertion, but Sparky just laughs at him. He asks if Attercliffe is afraid someone...
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