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.
* January 1954 in Colorado, Major Vylander is preparing his aircraft for takeoff.
* Vylander is concerned that the cargo is so heavy that the aircraft may not be able to make it into the air and he is also concerned about the secretive nature of the cargo.
* Although Vylander doesn't...
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