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 German ship, Vera, is bound from Mexico to Germany in August, 1931.
* Most of the passengers are glad to be leaving Mexico which is in a state of uprising.
* The ship's doctor, Dr. Schumann, watches as the passengers board.
* There are 14 German passengers, three...
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