The Thorn Birds Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter 1

• This story covers over 55 years in the lives of the Cleary family in the Australian outback.

• The setting is their home, Drogheda, a sheep station in the Outback.

• At the heart of the story is the romance between Meggie Cleary and Father Ralph, a Roman Catholic priest.

• Meggie is 4 when the story begins, and she is given a doll, Agnes, for her birthday.

• Two of her brothers attempt to destroy the doll until they are stopped by Frank, the eldest Cleary child.

• Fiona and Paddy Cleary are the mother and father of the Cleary family.

Chapter 2

• Paddy Cleary, the patriarch of the family, believes that young children should be in their own house only, so Meggie does not go to church on Sundays.

• Meggie and her brothers attend school at Sacred Heart in Wahine.

• Meggie befriends an Italian girl by the name of Teresa Annunzio.

• When Meggie...

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