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.
Letter/Journal 1 - 9 Abstract
* 31 Dec. (pp. 3-8): Ralph Trilipush writes to Margaret Finneran, his estranged fiancée, a letter that he intends to open himself upon returning to Boston from Egypt.
* Margaret is to read the letter only if he does not return, something that Ralph suspects could happen.
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