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.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Aubrey is in command of the Surprise, a private man-of-war.
* Tom Pullings is the first lieutenant who is a post captain who has little chance of a command of his own.
* The Surprise is owned by Stephen Maturin, a naturalist and surgeon and a good friend of Aubrey's.
* Maturin works covertly for naval intelligence...
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