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 1, Chapter 1 Abstract
* 3 wealthy immigrants beg Morgan to smuggle them to Florida. Morgan refuses, and then watches as they get gunned down.
Part 1, Chapters 2-5 Abstract
* Johnson has chartered Morgan's boat for 3 weeks of fishing. Morgan has Eddy help for $4 a day, and a black man arranges the bait.
Part 2, Chapters 6-8 Abstract
* Johnson has a...
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