Prelude - Chapter 3
• NOTE: The following version of this book was used to create this lesson plan: Martin, Charles. The Mountain Between Us. Broadway Books, 2010.
• The Prologue to The Mountain Between Us is related from the first-person narrative of a yet-unnamed narrator who describes awakening after a plane crash on a mountain.
• The narrator dictates a message to his wife on a recorder in the present tense describing the death of the pilot, the broken leg of the female passenger, and concluding with: “You’re right. Right all along. There’s always a chance. Always” (3).
• Chapter 1 opens at the airport in Salt Lake City, Utah, 12 hours prior to the plane crash.
• The first-person narrative continues, but reverts to past-tense in this chapter.
• While waiting at the airport for a delayed and later cancelled flight, the narrator sat to dictate into his recorder when a young and attractive woman...
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