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.
Pages 8 - 27 Abstract
* Kenneth Rattner is unsuccessfully hitchhiking by the side of a road and enters into a gas station where he wanders the aisles aimlessly.
* Rattner lies to the storekeep, telling him that he needs a tire iron and then asks the distance to Atlanta and says he needs to get going, which is odd...
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