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.
Part I, I - IV Abstract
* Federal soldiers shoot Palomo, Demetrio Macias' dog.
* The Federal soldiers order Demetrio Macias' wife to cook for them and bring them tequila.
* The Federal soldiers leave when Demetrio Macias appears.
* Demetrio Macias sends his wife and son away as the ederal soldiers burn his house.
Part I, V - X Abstract
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