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 1 and 2 Abstract
* One hundred and fifty-seven British seamen are marooned on an unnamed island in the South China Sea.
* They are the survivors of the wreck of HMS Diane.
* Many tools and supplies are salvaged and the men are building a schooner to escape the island.
* The castaway's camp is well-organized by Welby, who throws...
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