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.
Chapters 1-3 Abstract
* In a sanatorium in the Alps, the outbreak of war is announced and the invalids there make dire predictions of what is to come.
* 15 months into the war, the men of Cpl. Bertrand's reserve squad toil through another day of boredom.
* The men of the squad have disdain for the "Territorials," mostly old...
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