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.
The Weapon, pages 3 to 33 Abstract
* Cornish McManus establishes his own gun shop and begins making rifles.
The Weapon, pages 33 to 66 Abstract
* McManus begins working on a particularly ornate rifle; he spends much time and attention crafting a truly superior weapon of great accuracy.
The Boy Abstract
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