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.
Section 1 Abstract
* This case is said to be an unusual one that was completed long ago. The narrator says he did not write about it until now because of a promise he had made.
* Watson, the narrator, is woken up by Holmes early in the morning, which is strange as Holmes is usually a late sleeper...
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