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.
Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 Abstract
* The story begins as Hong Kong is being transferred to the British as part of the agreement ending the war between Britain and China.
* The main character, Dirk Straun, is attending the ceremony transferring Hong Kong; Gordon Chen, Dirk's illegitimate son, is also at the ceremony.
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