The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Bill Bryson
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Chapters 1 through 4

• Bryson is from Des Moines and describes how no one leaves Des Moines.

• Des Moines, in comparison the rest of Iowa, is more refined.

• After watching a documentary, Bryson decides that he wants to get out and see the world.
• As a child, his siblings and he partook in strange types of entertainment.

• Bryson's strange childhood is what he credits as his inspiration for revisiting the family vacation spots of his youth.

• Bryson describes that all small towns are all homogenous: they all have a restaurant named Vern's, etc.

• Bryson recalls visiting his grandparents and their predictability.
• Bryson becomes lost and comes to a town he names "Dullard".

• "Dullard" reminds Bryson on a horror movie where locals await some passerby to roast at a barbecue.

• Bryson continues to describe his distaste for the people and atmosphere of the town.
• Bryson describes his opinion of the emotional...

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