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
* The narrator of the story is a boy named Ike who is 16 years old at the beginning of the story.
* Ike has been hunting with a group of men in the Mississippi wilderness for six years.
* The timing of the story is in the years immediately after the Civil War.
* Old Ben is the...
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