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.
Chapters One - Two Abstract
* Marlowe visits Kingsley's office, where he is made to wait until Kingsley, almost as an afterthought on his way to a haircut, deigns to see him.
Chapters Three - Four Abstract
* Kingsley hires Marlowe to find his wife, whom he thought had run away with another man but...
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