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.
Saturday Evening Abstract
* The book opens in January in 1917 in the middle of World War I as five men are being led through a trench to their deaths.
* The first man is called Eskimo or Bastoche and was a carpenter before the war. He was trying to remove a gray hair and accidentally shot himself in...
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