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.
Ballad of the Sad Cafe, pages 1 - 23 Abstract
* The setting is a small Southern town on an August afternoon.
* The largest house in the center of town is boarded up and ready to collapse. Occasionally its owner, Miss Amelia, can be seen in an upstairs window.
* The story flashes back to relate that Amelia had inherited...
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